1970 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1970 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 12:12 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 12:19 Thu 17 Aug 2017

35% opacity, rich, warm red, very clear. Nose of molasses, redcurrant. Smooth entry, syrupy, full mouthfeel. Very mild heat, red fruits, redcurrant, good balance, just a hint of acidity in the finish which seems to curtail the aftertaste. I guessed S70. On relfection, T70 should have been guessed - all the signs were there.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 14:43 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Bottled in the UK by Christopher & Co. Deep red with a rose coloured rim; 80% opaque. Fragrant nose, full of lavender but also with a sour juniper undertone that adds complexity. Smells very young and not particularly attractive. But on the palate this is completely transformed, smoothly textured and a little subdued at first but opens up to reveal real depth and power to the fruit. On the late palate there is a huge dose of deep and intense black cherry juice. The aftertaste and finish are big and burly, full of sweet plum and bitter black licorice. This is a very, very impressive port and one capable of holding in the cellar for many more years. 93/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 12½ 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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