NV Taylor 40YO Tawny

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NV Taylor 40YO Tawny

Post by AHB » 11:18 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Dark orange/red, 30% opaque. Soft and honeyed nose, much more restrained than the 1863 colheita being shown alongside. Fresh and balanced entry, elegant and cmbining perfectly figgy fruit and acidity. There is a lovely focus of flavours with the acidity cutting through the honey but the dried apricot and fruit flavours are lovely. There is a long aftertaste of apricots and a touhc of grapefruit bitterness. Great length of finish, at least 4 minutes long. (NB: 1 litre of 40 yo starts life as 4 litres of port.) 94/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14.
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