1985 Taylor

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DaveRL
Quinta do Noval LBV
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1985 Taylor

Post by DaveRL » 18:51 Sun 16 Aug 2015

Pop and pour (I know) when a Sunday lunch guest suggested brandy of which I have none. Immediate success. Inviting warm red fruits strawberry and red currant on the nose. Strawberry and red currant, mouth watering balanced acidity, finishing long with red liquorice. Over a couple of hours the red liquorice softens as the wine takes on weight. First of a recent auction batch which bodes well, in a very good place with ample scope to improve.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 13:30 Mon 17 Aug 2015

DaveRL wrote:Pop and pour (I know) when a Sunday lunch guest suggested brandy of which I have none. Immediate success. Inviting warm red fruits strawberry and red currant on the nose. Strawberry and red currant, mouth watering balanced acidity, finishing long with red liquorice. Over a couple of hours the red liquorice softens as the wine takes on weight. First of a recent auction batch which bodes well, in a very good place with ample scope to improve.
And a perfect port to wean a brandy drinker off what he believes is his preferred tipple.
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