1979 Taylor LBV

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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1979 Taylor LBV

Post by KillerB » 19:06 Sat 05 Feb 2011

From the LBV Old and New - part 2 tasting:
The youngest of the Taylor LBVs tasted on the night, but it didn't help. It's still over 30 and far too old, fruitless and thin.
Port is basically a red drink

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1979 Taylor LBV

Post by DRT » 01:46 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Nice ruby red. Yeast on the nose, like the 65 and 67 on the same night. Still some red fruit on the palate but starting to dry out. A nice cherry finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1979 Taylor LBV

Post by AHB » 15:24 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Filtered, bottled in 1985. 30% opaque. Vague plastic on the nose, but mostly an absence of smell. Sweet in the mouth, quite hollow, but some juniper bitterness. Aeration allows fuller flavours to develop - oranges and coffee. Sweet and sticky aftertaste, followed by a mild chocolate and very long length (which was noticed in all 4 mature Taylor LBVs on the night). Comparatively pleasant. 79/100.
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