1985 Taylor

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1985 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:37 Sat 11 May 2013

Reddish brown colour, looking to be mature. Lovely open nose, with lots of sweet red licorice. Smooth entry and quite velvety in texture. Aniseed and red licorice on the palate but still with some tannins showing. Sweet licorice and charcoal finish. Rich and mouthfilling, this is a fine port that is now showing well. 91/100. Tasted at the BFT on 24 April 2013.
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Re: 1985 Taylor vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 23:52 Sat 11 May 2013

For comparison:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4890]Here[/url], after The BFT 2011, AHB wrote:Light red, mature, 40% opaque. Lovely nose of mature port, showing stewed plums and tobacco. Soft entry, mature fruit and a tannic backbone. Big palate. Chewy aftertaste showing purple plums and tannins. In a good place for current drinking, but not likely to fall apart any time soon. Good port. 88/100.

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