1983 Taylor

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1983 Taylor

Post by AHB » 19:57 Sun 25 Aug 2013

Imperial College stock. Very pale when first decanted, but put on colour and depth in the decanter. Attractive nose of smoke and strawberry syrup. Masses of sweet, black licorice on the palate, with a lively spiciness throughout the flavours - great palate. Typical Taylor heat on the late palate and aftertaste, gentle tannins giving way to a long, fine finish full of bitter-sweet birch-sap. Tasty and enjoyable port. 87/100. Drunk 24 August 2013 with a 4 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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