This was a pleasant surprise. Dominated by very toasty oak verging on Cream of Wheat, smoothing out the 15% alcohol. Very ripe fruit, but enough acidity to avoid flabbiness. Fun now, with some possible upside over the next few years.
Citrus, oak alcohol. Some chardonnay character comes through, and this may come around well in 3 to 5 years. This left an odd, lingering saccharine aftertaste, and I did not have a chance to see if this eventually blew off. No score.
This could have passed for a fine old classified Bordeaux. Beautifully clear and regal to look at. Very secondary, almost tertiary in its nuances, showing leather, green tobacco, earth and truffle, with just a touch of fruit. This was very appealing and a rare pleasure.
I was happy to finally taste this wine. Still so young and primary, full of tannin and tremendous fruit, with everything in place to be a great wine. Very nice and worth seeking out, even at current prices.
Decanted for sediment only, then back in the uncorked bottle for 6 hours. Beautiful clear, ruby-cinnamon color. The nose shows very controlled spirit that lets the wine really sing. This bottle showed remarkably youthful and precise raspberry, chocolate, licorice and spice, but like other great Taylors I've tasted it was also impeccably balanced, with an alluring feminine elegance, leaving me wishing I could drink this all night. This has much life ahead, but we caught this one at a wonderful plateau between youth and full maturity. From a pristine bottle with fill well into the neck, and provenance from Rare Wine Company via Michael Weiss. UK bottled by Hunter and Oliver. This could easily be a perfect bottle.
Very light in color. Tropical and citrus fruits. The Sauvignon Blanc may be speaking unusually strongly here. Light, clean, a very refreshing style, perhaps more Spatlese than Sauternes, but I would gladly enjoy this as an aperitif or with appetizers.