1985 Taylor

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DRT
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1985 Taylor

Post by DRT » 02:31 Sat 14 Feb 2015

Opened in an emergency.

Good spicy nose, nice weight with lots of red fruit and some powdery tannin but failing to grab my attention. Lots of sweetness, which is preventing me from seeing it off.

I can see what Owen is talking about.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by LGTrotter » 13:49 Sat 14 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:I can see what Owen is talking about.
A rare event, usually occasioned by excess alcohol or acute mental illness, but I am unclear as to which of my conflicting and innaccurate ramblings on this port you are referring to. Is it the wizened thing?

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1985 Taylor

Post by djewesbury » 14:00 Sat 14 Feb 2015

LGTrotter wrote:Is it the wizened thing?
In all circumstances, yes.
Daniel J.
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by DRT » 15:32 Sat 14 Feb 2015

This just wasn't as good as some of the bottles I have had recently.

There is a small possibility that the North Indian Chilli Chicken eaten a little earlier exerted some influence on my palate.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by DRT » 23:58 Sat 14 Feb 2015

D+20h

This has put on colour and weight in the decanter and is now excellent Port.

Certainly better than any 1983 I have tasted and quite possibly better than F85.

Must buy more before the secret gets out.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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