1986 Taylor Terra Feita

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I went to London Victoria to collect something from a man in a hat.
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Ah. 0007. Even more deadly than the slightly more famous 007.
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jdaw1 wrote:I went to London Victoria to collect something from a man in a hat.
Surely a gentleman, not just a 'man'?!
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Mysterious fellow, in hat, by platform 19. Who knows who he really is, or for which country he really works. I got my parcel; my job done.
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I like the note in the box. Perhaps the mystery man also had a note on his gun saying "Don't shoot the pick-up guy".
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Decanted 11:15.
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TTF86: red, 50% opaque. Mid-weight, plum and some Taylor grittiness. Pleasant port, but in this company overwhelmed.
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Re: 1986 Taylor Quinta de Terra Feita

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Brick red, pale orange rim; 20% opaque. Big nose, with lots of slightly sour rhubarb. Slightly sour on the palate too, with lots of dried fruit and a grapefruit acidity. The tannins are very noticeable on the palate. The acidity dominates over the fruit; a hot aftertaste leads to a white pepper and bramble finish. A pleasant port, but one which will be better in 10 years. 85/100. 22-Mar-13. Decanted 7 hours.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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