1975 Taylor

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uncle tom
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1975 Taylor vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 01:25 Thu 08 Nov 2007

Decanted yesterday evening.

First sip showed class, but fire - I hoped this would go away, but 30 hours on, the wine, while better, still has too much burn.

At the moment it's looking like a flawed gem - will give it another night to settle down..

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Post by uncle tom » 12:39 Fri 09 Nov 2007

After another 24 hours the fire has finally subsided to leave a light but very pleasant mature wine, with the Taylor signature very much in evidence.

To score..

For immediate gratiication, I will forgive the time it took to integrate, and judge it as it is now - an above average wine, but not by a mile - so a 6.

Where's it going? Although not obviously in decline, there is no evidence of potential for future development, and the excess spirit may prove to be a growing issue over time. I'm therefore a little pessimistic about the prospects for this one..

..so score 6-4

- One to drink up!

Tom
Last edited by uncle tom on 11:20 Sat 10 Nov 2007, edited 1 time in total.
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Post by uncle tom » 11:20 Sat 10 Nov 2007

Final note - the last two glasses from this decanter (drunk 48 hours after decanting) were really good - do dregs sometimes taste better? - or does this need two days decanting time??

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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