1994 Taylor

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Taylor 1900
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1994 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 12:37 Wed 05 Mar 2014

A horizontal of 1994 and a G83 were tasted at Bordeaux Index, 10 Hatton Garden EC1N 8AH on Tuesday 4th March 2014, in the presence of Richard Mayson, as arranged by Michael Schuster of MichaelSchusterWine.com.

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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:17 Wed 05 Mar 2014

T94. Dark purple-red, 80% opaque. Palate with lots of dark fruit, and mid-palate heat on the tip of the tongue. Excellent Port, and bigger than Fonseca, and an edge better than it (an ordering that was not consensus). I preferred the Dow, though one could quite reasonably have put in a quite different order these three and the Warre.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 19:16 Wed 05 Mar 2014

85% opacity, dark red, seems thin...not much in the leg. Not much on the nose, something there - nutmeg maybe, and pepper. Slightly closed? Acidic on entry and sustained through but with a pluminess throughout and a dry finish. Suspect this will develop into something superb.

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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by DRT » 01:20 Thu 06 Mar 2014

My note says "The Winner".

Fabulous port that will outlive me.

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 22:17 Thu 06 Mar 2014

24 hour decant. About 85%, ruby with a slight brown-orange tone. Nose of flowers, something slightly rubbery, cherry sweets. In the mouth, unusual: light up front, with not much tannin, slightly thin at first. Juicy early, then the tannins grow and this is dry and robust. The tannins linger in the finish.
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by AHB » 12:18 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Deep red, rouge rim; opaque in the centre but narrow transparent rim. Closed nose, showing a little sweet cherry. Faint but attractive nose. Chewy palate, deeply flavoured, full of sweet red cherries and powerful chewy tannins. Delicious layering of flavours. There is a powerful burst of heat on the aftertaste before a long and intensely flavoured sweet fruit and bitter birch sap finish of impressive length. This is excellent port - youthful (and will improve) but approachable now. 93/100. Decanted 21 hours.
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