1955 Taylor

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1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 12:22 Tue 28 Jul 2015

Monday 27th July 2015, at The Boot & Flogger, Bring a bottle to share.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 13:36 Tue 28 Jul 2015

T55, decanted 06:45. Red-brown, 30% opaque. String mocca bitterness, and marmalade. Sweet. Heat late-palate. Past prime, but still drinking well.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 14:19 Tue 28 Jul 2015

Decanted 12 hours, 25% opacity, red heart, brown-orange outer, some fine sediment. Smooth entry, some heat and slight fieriness mid palate and onwards. Red fruit in there somewhere. The fieriness should have had me guess Taylor. Instead I guessed Mz55.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:11 Sun 09 Aug 2015

Red-orange centre with a burnt orange rim; 20% opaque. Slightly oxidised on the nose with the alcohol showing but with pleasant floral elements and a hint of sweet kumquat. Lovely texture on the palate, thick and full of delicious sweet fruit but with a pleasant bite of acidity. A wonderful floral fragrance comes through on the late palate. There is some heat on the aftertaste, a touch of thin-ness and then a big, sweet, sticky strawberry jam. Rather delicious. Served blind this was guessed to be a mature Taylor - Taylor 1963. 87/100
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