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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 93.7 points

  • Ludicrously young showing for an 80 year old wine. I would have guessed 50 years younger! Still dark red colour. Quite a lot of alcohol poking out though.

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  • The oldest bottle of Port I've tasted yet. This is a finesse style of Port with the color of rose hip[ tea. On the nose, chocolate covered strawberry jam, cherry griotte, cinnamon and all spice made the interesting perfume. Soft, silky, medium bodied and refined on the palate, the wine left you with soft, sweet, light chocolate and cherry sensations.

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  • Taylor Vintage Port Vertical (Los Angeles, California): Caramel-orange in color, a lightish shade. Complex and delicate nose shows tawny notes, orange peel, cinnamon, celery seed, and buttery caramel. Similar tawny profile on the palate, weak but sufficient acidity, warm but not unpleasant alcohol. A little short on the finish. A venerable old bottle, beautifully balanced. Delicate, light, perhaps a bit tired but still speaking clearly and clinging to a pleasing, delicate structure. Whitwham's bottling, 3 hours in decanter.

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  • Slightly pale in color, but still a lovely bright ruby-garnet at the core, fading to amber at the rim. Very spirity throughout, but still showing considerable depth of red fruit, along with sweet, earthy root beer and bright orange peel. Enough acidity to seem lively. Thinnish yet in some respects fresh and youthful. A surprisingly pleasant experience, from a bottle with raised cork, old dried seepage, and top shoulder fill. Double decanted and left 12 hours in the open bottle. UK export probably bottled by Whitwham's, with cork plainly imprinted "Taylor Vintage 1935, Bottled 1937".

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  • Decanted for four hours. Big sweet mouth, dark fruit peeking out, cloves and cinnamon, elegant spicy mouth with unctuous base, very moreish.

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