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1970 Taylor

Posted: 12:12 Thu 10 Aug 2017
by flash_uk
On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Posted: 12:19 Thu 17 Aug 2017
by flash_uk
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.

Re: 1970 Taylor

Posted: 14:43 Sat 04 Nov 2017
by AHB
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.