1985 Taylor

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1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:52 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Mature brick red in colour, 80% opaque. A touch of antiseptic on the nose, with lots of rosemary which usually indicates an oxidised wine. Sweet and balanced entry with candied red fruit and jelly bean flavours but balanced by a nice acidity and still with some soft tannins. Mouthfilling and tasty. A chewy licorice finish with great length. A hint of the Taylor power and heat on the inside of the lips on the finish. 91/100. May 2015.
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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