1950 Taylor Special Quinta

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A delivery from AHB:
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Decanted 13:10.
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TSQ50: red-orange, 15% opaque. Nose mostly of oranges, with a hint of paint. Taste also of oranges. Past its prime, shown in lightness of palate and colour. Probably ≈30 years past peak. 
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By far the lightest of the line-up. Clear rim, dark orange to light red/brown core. Nose has burnt caramel and oranges but otherwise lacking in fruit. Palate is thin, again with oranges and caramel. Wine seems past its prime with the bulk of the fruit gone leaving a hot and unbalanced wine which incongruously is still drinkable and not without enjoyment. 82 pts.
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Bottled by Corney & Barrow. David Guimaraens reports that this could have been a single quinta port from Vargellas but that the TFP records are unclear. Very pale, very light in colour - almost the same colour as a white colheita; maybe 10% opaque. Very little on the nose, perhaps just a touch of mace. Gentle sugary sweetness on entry; a good volume of chocolate and raisin tones on the mid-palate. Lovely aftertaste, soft and floral with modest volume and lots of heat on the finish, which eventually turns into a herby lemon grass. 85/100. 22-Mar-13. Decanted 3 hours.
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