1920 Taylor

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1920 Taylors vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:46 Sun 16 Dec 2007

5 hours decanting.

Pale rim, deep orange centre. Washing up liquid coming out of the glass (which had no smell before the port was poured) together with boiled cabbage. Much more elegant in the mouth but still too many bottle stink flavours for my taste amongst the attractive cranberries and redcurrants. More time in the decanter would, perhaps, have been useful. Sweet and thick aftertaste of respectable length, but not dominating. 89/100.
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Post by RonnieRoots » 17:54 Mon 17 Dec 2007

This had a tough job against the Fonseca 1920. And to be honest, it didn't stand up to it by any means. For me, the taste was dominated by caramel, and I just couldn't get over that to identify much else. 89 points.

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