1985 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 16:18 Thu 27 Dec 2007

From the ‘Emergency’ 1985 horizontal on Wednesday 26th December 2007, in which we tasted Dow 1985, Infantado 1985, two bottles of Ramos Pinto 1985, Graham 1985, Warre 1985, Croft 1985, and Offley 1968 Colheita.

The following day, Thursday 27th December 2007, these bottles were joined by Taylor 1985 and Andresen 1985.

Also see the review of the evening as a whole, and thread in which this tasting was arranged.

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Taylor 1985

Post by jdaw1 » 23:33 Fri 28 Dec 2007

Hangover gone; glasses cleaned; dinner eaten. Time to write-up my tasting notes.

Taylor 1985, at about eight hours decanting. Lovely. To smell red fruits and currants, with great fruity length and a mouth full of even more fruit than the nose promised. Red fruit was probably raspberry. Close call whether this or the Dow 1985 was better. Excellent.

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Post by EricD » 01:36 Wed 02 Jan 2008

The Taylor 1985 looked to me like one of the darkest ports in the bunch. Powerful and fruity, but very well put together on the nose, with a slight nuttiness. Flavor of deep fruits, lots of life. Long, sweet, spicy finish. Jeff noted currants. 93 pts.

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Post by Ghandih » 17:57 Thu 03 Jan 2008

Seem to recall that this beastie is always judged to be 'not ready yet'. Can you confirm that we should continue on the wedding presents?
A man who likes vintage ports, and we're not talking Carthage

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