1985 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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SCP
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1985 Taylor

Post by SCP » 14:15 Tue 24 May 2016

T85 sourced from Tesco in the half-price sale last year.
Decanted 8 hours beforehand, colour reasonable, if a little light for its age. Overall my impression was "stewed". Tasted rather flat, with some soft sweet summer fruits; rather lacking in the expected punch or any wow factor. TTF86 served for comparison was far superior.
Might have been stored in overly warm conditions and not a good omen for my other bottle from Tesco.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 14:52 Tue 24 May 2016

Yes sounds like these have been stored next to the boiler in the Tesco warehouse!

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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by SCP » 21:12 Tue 24 May 2016

Forgot to mention, my companions in drinking the port had previously tasted a good bottle of the T85 (I had not) and were both unimpressed with this one.

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