1983 Taylor

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:34 Thu 28 Nov 2013

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:35 Thu 28 Nov 2013

T83. Red, 30% opaque. Nose had woody acidity. Palate started as acceptable, then became awful. After that initial sip, not drunk.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 21:47 Sun 01 Dec 2013

45% opaque, mid-red with brown. If the Fonseca smelled of twig, this smelled of twiglet. In the mouth it was like a basic tawny with insufficient age. Unimpressive, without majesty.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:30 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Mid-red, mature and about 55% opque. Gentle nutmeg on a stewed raisin fruit. Soft brown sugar, a touch of fruit on the palate but an unexpected harshness to the core. The harshness and woody element runs through to the aftertaste and still some tannins show up. Despite the tannins, this bottle is rather light-weight and thin. 83/100.
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