1980 Taylor

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1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 19:02 Wed 22 Jul 2015

Daniel declared that there would be an ‘Emergency’ tasting at the Boot & Flogger on Tuesday 21st July 2015. We obeyed.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Wed 22 Jul 2015

T80 from JDAW, decanted 09:45. Dark red, 50% opaque. Big rich and soft. Mid-palate a possible hint of Taylor grit. Too young. Needs 5 years. Lovely.

My second favourite of the night. Others thought well of it, but less than I did.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 11:36 Thu 23 Jul 2015

Decanted 9 hours, 40% opacity, warm red. Gentle entry, little/no acidity, quick to the finish but with an aftertaste of red fruits. Medium weight, no tannins. Julian says too young, I thought it lacked some backbone and wasn't convinced it will improve massively on the evidence of this bottle. Guessed SW77.

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Post by djewesbury » 19:01 Fri 24 Jul 2015

Mid red-pink, no browning. Some sour cherries in the nose. Very nice in the mouth, soft and velvety, not big and young. Mature but not terribly so.
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 08:10 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Red, in early maturity; 70% opaque. Little showing on the nose, just a touch of dirty rose hips. Early maturity on the palate, soft and gentle fruit with some gentle tannins still providing support to the fruit. The fruit is restrained at first but grows well on the late palate. There is a sharp burst of acidity on the aftertaste before a long-lasting rose-hip syrup finish and a hint of greenness. Great length. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1986 LBV. 89/100.
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