1985 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1985 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: 1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 11:16 Wed 03 Apr 2013

T85. Dark red, 50% opaque. Of only mid weight, which is not as good as several recent showings of T85. Grapes, and perfume notes. Some heat.

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 22:15 Thu 04 Apr 2013

Dark. Some caramel on the nose - sweet, anyway. But not to taste - some sourness to my mouth, some heat (quite fiery...)
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 13:43 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Deep red and mature; 70% opaque. A touch of heat on the nose, showing some strawberries but less developed than the 1983. Neutral entry, surprisingly hollow at first but sweet strawberry jam eventually comes through on the palate together with a lovely cedar overtone. Wonderful deep aftertaste with a huge flash of cedar before a very long black chocolate aftertaste of long length - a great finish. 87/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 3 hours.
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