1977 Taylor

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Taylor

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:17 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Darker than the Fonseca tasted alongside this port. This is a depp shade of red, but with no brick tone; 70% opaque. Not much on the nose, little showing. Subdued palate on entry but air builds up the flavours until the mid and late palates are powerful and balanced until it eventually turns into a big mouthful. Rich, sweet and fruity aftertaste and finish — the finish is amazing. Big and concentrated, this needed a much longer decant. 86/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 6½ hours.
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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 18:17 Sat 30 Dec 2017

45$ opacity, rich ruby red. Youthful, powerful, big plum fruits and some leathery notes. Great acidity and strong tannins. Superb port.

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