1983 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by AHB » 18:31 Sun 23 Aug 2015

Mature red colour, no bricking; 80% opaque. Fragrant nose, but questionable perhaps with a bit of oxidation - or maybe just fragrant white cherry. The palate is soft but the fragrance carries through from the nose with faint dry tannins and the core. Quite lightweight and very fragrant; harsh and hot on the aftertaste and at the start of the finish. With patience this leads to a jelly and bitter redcurrant finish. Modest port, flavoursome and light. 86/100.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 09:38 Fri 04 Sep 2015

T83. Red, slightly dar. Opacity not noted. Nose “light”. Palate has heat and bright red cherry. Fine drinking Port, but not of the standard to which Taylor aspires.

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