1985 Taylor

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 18:21 Sun 11 Jun 2017


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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 18:29 Sun 11 Jun 2017

T85, brought by JDAW. Red, with a hint of purple, 80% opaque. Palate big and too young. Red fruit, and lots of sweetness. Perhaps even too sweet?

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 20:49 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Rosy red colour, wide rim and an opaque centre. Slightly harsh ripe red pears on the nose. This is mid-mature port on the palate with lots of delicious sweet fruit and a great balance. Lovely fruit and a gentle toffee aftertaste followed by a long and persistent finish. This is a wonderful port. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1977. 94/100. 10-May-17. Decanted 5 hours.
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