1985 Taylor

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:05 Thu 14 Jan 2016

Drunk at the East India Club on 13 January 2016. A tasting note will follow.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 20:22 Sat 16 Jan 2016

A bottle bought from the dining room of the East India Club, who had cellared them since being shipped to the UK, to accompany dinner. Deeply coloured and opaque in the glass. A lovely shade of red. Very closed on the nose at first but opened up a little with time in the glass. Softly textured entry, rich and deep; fully flavoured with deep rich black chocolate and dark cherries - very powerful palate. A long finish which shows the tannins that are hinted at on the palate, a finish which is deep and powerful but of medium length. This is a lovely and impressive port, probably the youngest Taylor 1985 I have had recently. 93/100. Drunk 13-Jan-16. Decanted 1 hour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 12:37 Fri 25 Mar 2016

T85. Dark red, 70% opaque. Big, but still a little closed. Dry plums. Needs time in glass.

After the time in the glass, I forgot to write more. I recall it being excellent.

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