1935 Taylor

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Taylor 1900
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1935 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 11:02 Fri 19 Dec 2014

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The traditional gathering to taste bottles from the Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, in the Bell.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 19:44 Fri 19 Dec 2014

From a lot secured by THRA at Cuttlestone's in August and generously shared with me. One bottle was drunk at this event; I have one remaining.

The cork in the Belfast bottle only bore the word 'Taylor' and was too scorched to read anything else (though I may now treat it with bleach). This cork clearly read 'YLOR'S VINTAGE 1935'.

Dark chestnut, slightly reddish. Soft entry, cherry nose. Building to an elegant bony structure, dry and tannic. I have the word 'wow' written in my notes.

24 hours later, there is some coffee in the nose, then dried fruits, and a little meatiness. Tremendous now - spice, dried fruit, toffee, bitterness and a long dry finish. Excellent.
Daniel J.
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:01 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Did I really taste the same bottle as Daniel - or did he hide the good bottle under his chair and pass round something entirely different?

Light copper-red colour, 20% opaque. Hollow nose, slightly medicinal; a touch oxidised. Sweet entry, rosemary and lacking in fruit; quite hollow and dry. Mid-weight. Savoury, meaty finish; a touch cheesy. Drinkable, but lacking real enjoyment. 86/100.
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 23:52 Wed 07 Jan 2015

No, you clearly drank something in place of this. It was lovely.
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by DRT » 23:59 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Should we have a poll to decide who we believe?
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by griff » 04:14 Sat 10 Jan 2015

Perhaps the other bottle needs to be broached to either confirm or correct this bewildering disparity :)

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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 10:59 Sat 10 Jan 2015

griff wrote:Perhaps the other bottle needs to be broached to either confirm or correct this bewildering disparity :)
Good idea. I'll open it in November at the Belfast tasting (though no word of Alex attending this yet).
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