1977 Taylor

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1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger, on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:01 Thu 23 Mar 2017

T77, decanted 14:30. Dark red, 60% opaque. Nose sweet with red cherries. Palate of lovely mature Port, red fruits and excellent-melded sweetness.

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:31 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Lovely mature look, a pleasant red colour around 50% opaque. Lovely fruity nose, really delicious and inviting with a sweet entry bringing very sweet fruit with a lovely fragrant tone to the candied cherry flavours. Great development showing good layering on the palate. Really nice if slightly light in texture. Gentle tannins still present with lots of acidity and lots of fragrance. Big on the aftertaste, lots of dark chocolate and a slightly sticky red jelly finish that goes very grassy at the end. Served blind, this was guessed to be Warre 1970. 90/100.
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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