2003 Taylor

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2003 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:16 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Deep red with an opaque centre. Restrained nose showing much less than the Fonseca 2003 alongside; some herbaceous tones to the fruit. Balanced entry, a great level of fruit and very powerful tannins. Lovely floral elements that delivery a wonderful and fragrant palate. Powerful yet elegant. An amazing, spicy and lively port. 94/100.

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Re: 2003 Taylor

Post by LGTrotter » 01:57 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I was very impressed by both 03s shown. This port has the lot. So strong, plums, something burnt and floral on the nose, more open than the Fonseca but the palate is tighter. Packed colour too, stuck resolutely to the side of the glass once emptied. I wonder if it was a bit flattened? No, it was fine. I think 94 is where this is heading.

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Re: 2003 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 15:56 Thu 08 Jan 2015

80% opacity, dark red to purple, a little clouded. Nose closed. in the mouth, jam, strawberry, very big fruit and a big tannic finish.

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Re: 2003 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 20:26 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Loved it; not much point me echoing what everyone else has already written, my notes being fairly brief and close to the wise words above. But I thought this was excellent.
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Re: 2003 Taylor

Post by AW77 » 00:22 Tue 13 Jan 2015

My notes simply say: somehow a thin body, nice fruit and tanins, some pepper
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