Tasted after this had been opened for approximately 3 days. Nose a bit funky. Earthy, tobacco and a hint of wood. Palate still vibrant, offering balanced sweet spice and acidity. Even in an "secondary" vintage, the top producers still produced lovely wines.
Tannins still very closed. Great ripe fruit. Dark berries and dusty chocolate. Pencil lead like a young Lafite Rothschild. Menthol and high alcohol on the finish. Thought it would be ready, but needs another few years for the tannins to soften further.
Strong nose of licorice, lavender and fruit - very savory. This continues on the palate. It needed an hour to pull together - this youthful wine is meaty and savory with an herbed tinged flavor profile. That said, it is clearly port, just a tough guy versus a velvet maiden. Young. (92+)
Taylor's Port: Pretty nose, aromatic, perfumed red fruit. Better settled and now we’re moving into dry red wine territory with savoury tones coming to the fore. Damp earth, lead pencil, minerals. Will improve
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(Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Cloudy, slightly bricking dark red violet color; earthy, herbal, smoky, graphite, tree bark nose; tight, graphite, bark, baked cherry, berry and ripe plum palate with grainy, earthy tannins; long finish
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