1970 Taylor

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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 14:46 Thu 26 Sep 2013


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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 18:50 Thu 26 Sep 2013

Deinhard bottled, sourced from an Oxford college cellar. Deep red in colour, 90% opaque. Rather closed on the nose with a swirl releasing heat, but the nose opened up and improved considerably with a couple of hours in the glass. Smooth textured, slow to develop on the palate but builds layers of flavour in a leisurely manner, bringing sweet fruit and spritely tannins. Very dense and powerful in the end, sweet with a bitter black chocolate at the core and always a lovely texture. A flash of the traditional Taylor heat on the aftertaste before the powerful, mouthfilling flavours on the long and compelling finish. Tremendous port, still so youthful. 94/100. Drunk 25-Sep-13. Decanted 10 hours
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:35 Sat 28 Sep 2013

T70, dark red. Mocha, heat. Slightly closed, but good sweetness. For my taste the mid palate was imperfect: slightly light, slightly sour. Nonetheless, fine port.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by Alex M » 13:20 Sun 29 Sep 2013

Decanted for 10 hours prior to serving. Tasted spicy yet jammy with a slight whiff of plums. A long spicy aftertaste;different to the smoothness of the Grahams.

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