1970 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 13:25 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 9th February 2015, in the Green Room at the Boot & Flogger, we tasted Port with a theme of ‘Seventies’.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 15:58 Fri 20 Feb 2015

T70 (MPM), decanted 22:30 the previous day. Dark red, 60% opaque. Mint, actually spearmint. Heat. Slight grit. Lots of red fruit, and a good size.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 14:58 Mon 23 Feb 2015

Decanted 20 hours. 30% opacity brown-red. Nose sweet, toffee. Lovely smooth velvet entry, not much by way of tannin.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:12 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Deep red, mature and firm in colour; 80% opaque. Subdued nose, with hints of a lovely spiciness from mace - quite sharp. Soft texture, smooth and lovely then a deep rounded rose-hip sweetness that coats the tongue and generates good complexity and fragrance. The complexity is lovely, floral and beautifully balanced. Lovely concentrated flavours show through on the long and intense finish. Good port. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1970. 91/100. Drunk 20 hours.
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