1970 Taylor

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1970 Taylor

Post by PopulusTremula » 08:50 Thu 31 Jul 2014

On Tuesday 29th July 2014 a group of us gathered for an informal evening in The Bung Hole, each having brought a bottle to share blind.

1994 Tesco (double dagger, MPM)
1980 Gould Campbell (RPA)
1970 Fonseca (THRA)
1970 Warre (CPR 1)
1970 Taylor (MPM)
1963 Gould Campbell (AHB)
1958 Martinez (MW)
1983 Barca Velha (MW)

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 13:53 Mon 04 Aug 2014

Mature red in colour, mild rose rim; 40% opaque. Muted nose of soft, sweet jelly but with a fierce acidic streak that promises some balance. Soft at first in the mouth, very sweet and slighly flabby until the structure and focus comes through. Blatantly fruity and floral and very attractive. Soft and pleasant aftertaste that is full of sticky fruit. Lovely sweet fruit finish of great length. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1985 and was astonished to find it was Taylor 1970 - it did not have the usual structure found in T70. 88/100. Drunk 29-Jul-14. 11½ hours double decanted.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 10:21 Tue 05 Aug 2014

Decanted 12 hours. 40% opacity, red-brown. Strawberry nose but a bit musty. Short from start to finish, fruity sweet with a tannic finish.
Disappointing showing from this specimen of T70. Not what it ought to have been.

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