Clear, bright brick color, initial nose of chocolate, sweet red fruits and a touch of heat. Light and sweet on the palate with layers of red fruit, good balance and smooth finish. Clearly ready to go. Overall brighter rather than deeper as compared to the 1983 Fonseca tasted alongside it this cold winter night.
Heavy sediment in bottle, leaving port a clear red brick colour. Spirity on the nose. Pleasant weight in the mouth, initial flavour of sweet violets, long finish, with spice and brown sugar. Fruit dominates spirits. Smooth and complex. Still able to mature.
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(Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Bricking medium ruby red color with pale meniscus; appealing, baked berry, berry, licorice nose; tasty, maturing, very approachable, berry, baked cherry, baked berry palate with balance and good acidity; long finish
(Taylor's Vintage Port) This is quite a pale colour for vintage Port, with a red, raspberry tinge to it. On the nose it seems quite delicate and pretty, with some red fruits. On the palate, however, it demonstrates more power, with a strong spicy character, firm acidity, plenty of tannin through the mid- and end-palate, together with a lush richness of fruit. A sweet, lingering finish. Drinking well now, but will easily go another ten years. This was a very good vintage for Taylor's.
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