1985 Taylor

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by Doggett » 13:11 Mon 30 Nov 2015

T85 Not a great shower of a port that has a great reputation when a 'good' bottle is tasted. Possibly too young to judge and maybe in a closeed phase. Bold, fruity, good colour but no X-factor. By no means bad, but it disappointed for me. 89/90 points

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AHB
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:17 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Deep red and still quite youthful in appearance; 70% opaque. Young fruit on the nose. Sweet and fruity entry with an interesting dryness - with some vague hints that the dryness might be down to very mild TCA. Fruit driven aftertaste which puts paid to the concern of TCA. Huge fruit focused finish. Still closed down and very similar to the bottles of Taylor 1985 we were drinking a few years ago. 87/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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