1970 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Mon 07 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 11:24 Wed 09 Oct 2013

T70, decanted 12:30. Red, 50% opaque. Initially, and disappointingly, nosed strongly of mothballs, with taste to match. Two hours in the glass worked wonders, leaving a pleasant port with hints of pears and mint.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:32 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Modest red, pale centre; 50% opaque. Horrible nose, full of moth balls. Moth balls all over the palate. Revolting, probably the result of bacterial spoiling. Perhaps I made a mistake in not going back to this a few hours later.
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