1983 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1983 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 11:15 Wed 03 Apr 2013

T83. Red, 40% opaque. Nose of red cherry. Taste very strong heat, and quite dry. Big, but for my taste overwhelmed by the heat.

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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 22:04 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Only very slightly paler than the 85 (85: only slightly darker than the 83...)

Big on the nose - lovely caramel tones.

Very big in the mouth - not very fruity, especially, but chunky, quite chewy, toffee.
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by AHB » 13:44 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Imperial College stock. Mature red appearance, lighter than the T85 shown alongside; 50% opaque. Sweet and mature nose, with some resin tones; quite restrained but very fine. Light bodied texture, thin but flavoursome mid-palate with plenty of structural tannins that are soft and well integrated. Soft fruit, very sweet and with an interesting dusting of mace. Dry aftertaste, then a soft and dry finish with some birch sap and black chocolate of very long length. Lighter than the T85, but very enjoyable. 86/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 7½ hours.
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