This was an absolutely outstanding bottle of Taylors vintage 1963 port. It was a spur of the moment decision really to open this glorious bottle. Extracting the cork was a nightmare, on first inspection the bottle looked at though it has some seapage and there was some mould on the outside of the cork. Extracting the dried out top 2/3 of the cork was traumatic and I ended up poking it into the bottle and then filtering. However, my long wait and patience was rewarded with a port that I can only describe as unbelievable and extremely opulent. This port was brilliant, with a glorious depth of flavour but no heaviness whatsoever. In the glass this beauty revealed its fabulously long legs just like a supermodel! For me it doesn't get much better than this. Beautiful fruit and berry notes and a superb finish on the palate, depth and light and definitely not past its peak. A stunner!
Splash decanted and served, drank over 30 minutes. Consistent with prior notes - the only thing I can add is this bottle had more fruit (from memory) on the front end of the palate. Really special wine
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(Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Bricking medium red color with pale meniscus; tobacco, constrained nose, that starts to show TCA after 2 hours in the glass; baked cherry, dried cherry palate with a touch of TCA; long finish (decanted for about 3 hours)
(Taylor Fladgate) It had an amazing creaminess to it along with great molasses, caramel, and earthy flavors. The creaminess was outrageous as I have never experienced that in in port before. Stunning finish. Had a little heat but I guess that is the deal when it comes to port. I didn't mind it.
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