1955 Taylor

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Cockburn 1900
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1955 Taylor

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 21:26 Sun 09 Apr 2017

T55. Red-pink, 30% opaque. Lovely balance, but fruit gone — drying out.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 15:52 Mon 10 Apr 2017

30% opacity, mature brown-red, amber rim. Tobacco on the nose. Soft, syrupy, sweet, lovely bit of acidity near the finish, lip-licking extracted fruits, oranges?

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 15:32 Sun 22 Oct 2017

UK bottled by an unknown bottler. Bronzed red colour with a pale rim; 40% opaque. Red jelly on the nose, sweet and soft. The same texture and thickness comes on the palate from the Taylor as has been found on the other 1955 ports at this tasting. Generous soft fruit backed by slightly too little acidity gives a slight lack of focus, but there is plenty of fruit that is floral and fragrant. A rather dry aftertaste shows the tannins still in the wine by drying the edges of the teeth. A long finish, dominated by red licorice that has great length. This port has a lovely delicacy and none of the power normally associated with Taylor. 93/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 3 hours.
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