1955 Taylor

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:08 Thu 03 Jul 2014

Bottle 1 of the unknown ports, believed 1955, shared between JDAW and AHB. Rose red and mature appearance; 30% opaque. Sparkling nose, sweet red cinammon, lively and attractive. Sweet and fruity palate, very spicy with wonderful zing and liveliness. Great complexity and such wonderful elegance and the palate. Delicious, sweet red cinammon aftertaste and a wonderful finish. Perfect port at the absolute peak of maturity but no need to drink soon. Really fine. 95/100. Drunk 22-Jun-14. Decanted ½ hour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:10 Thu 03 Jul 2014

The same bottle as above but double decanted and recorked for transport to Portugal, the Taylor 1955 was reopened at Vinum at Graham's Port Lodge and shared with five of the family. Burnt ochre in colour, 40% opaque but crystal clear and very attractive in appearance. Complex spices and fruit on the slightly minty nose. This has a powerful palate of bitter fruit and a huge mid-palate wave of spicy cinnamon infused stewed apples. The palate is dry with loads of cinnamon and all spice. There is some heat on the aftertaste before a very long and beautifully mineral finish. A fabulous port that has an elegance rarely found in Taylor's. 96/100. Drunk 22-Jun-14. Decanted 2½ days.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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