1955 Taylor

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 09:31 Thu 14 Oct 2010

T55: 30% opacity; red-pink. Red fruit, reminding me but not my neighbours of the strawberries sometimes found in 30YO Warre. DRT thought ‟cherries”. Good port.

In the second flight competition (Mk, Mz, Ni, N, O, S, T, and W) scoring 31 points, being ranked first by eight, second by three including me, and third by BMHR, and not at all by AHB, for the Gold Medal of this flight. In the WOTN of the evening vote nearly-unanimously surpassed by the Graham.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by DRT » 16:10 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Not much on the nose. Lots of mint with red cherries on the palate and very warming (but not "hot") throughout.

This had a very good structure, fabulous colour and weight but seemed to be a bit closed. Perhaps more decanting time would have helped it show better?
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 10:30 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Good red colour, 60% opaque. Deepest of the wines other than the odd Mackenzie. A lovely, perfumed nose, with lots of floral tones. Nice mouthfilling texture; there is some pepper in the mix but the flavours are dominated by mature and leathery fruit. The aftertaste is of warm redcurrant lozenges, with a dry finish that is full of orange peel. 89/100. I suspect this was under-decanted.
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by Chris Doty » 10:42 Sun 17 Oct 2010

I liked this quite a bit. Complete and resolved, but just lacking a bit of distinctiveness and umph that is necessary for an exceptional score. 89 points.

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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by Glenn E. » 22:52 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Best of the night - very pretty, even brilliant. It practically bursts out of the glass.
Nose: Somewhat musty or dusty, some faint alcohol.
Palate: Decent tannins. Some faint cherry or strawberry.
Finish: Nice warmth. Decent fruit carryover from the palate.

Score: 90+ points. My #1 of the flight and #2 of the night. Also concensus #1 of the flight and #2 on the night.
Glenn Elliott

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