1980 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:46 Fri 21 Feb 2014

Imperial College stock. Deep red, rich in colour and attractive in appearance; 80% opaque. Lovely sweet redcurrants on the nose, delicate and attractive. Great texture on the palate, very rich in flavour and with terrific balance. Full of ripe, sweet fruit on the palate and with delicious dark chocolate tannins. Mouth filling and with lovely layers of flavour. Some floral tones show with air and the Taylor heat shows and dominates the aftertaste, before a long and delicious dark cherry and black chocolate finish of immense length takes hold and persists. Very impressive showing, possibly the best bottle of Taylor 1980 that I have drunk. 92/100. Drunk 15-Feb-14. Decanted 2 hours.
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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