1966 Taylor

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 11:01 Wed 23 Apr 2014

25% opacity orange brown. Nose not great, a bit meaty. Quite a spiritous entry, some sweet/sugar, sharpness mid palate before a gentle long slightly caramel aftertaste.

+1hr: this had softened more, less sharpness.

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:32 Fri 02 May 2014

T66. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Nose of red cherry. Palate had Taylor grit. Huge. Heat. Great structure, and red fruit.

After food still excellent, but less so.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:55 Fri 23 May 2014

Deep red, 40% opaque and very fine in appearance. Slight mintiness on the nose and lots of sawdust. Lovely in texture, another of the thick high glycerin ports from this vintage. Surprisingly woody on the palate, with a powerful pine dust although some fruit comes through late on the palate. Heat dominates the aftertaste; this fades slowly but eventually allows a brief fragrance to come through before a long herbaceous finish that is not very enjoyable. This is dry and bitter on the palate and is not a good bottle. 82/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 16:12 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Like finely polished wood, with a light pinkness. Really quiet on the nose, velvety plums in a warm parlour. Rather unexciting in the mouth; dry, slightly wooden, spiced but dull somehow.
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