Taylor Vintage Port Vertical (Los Angeles, California): A bit of wet seepage under the capsule and light tawny color were not promising. Smoky, caramel nose, with a vegetal note. Caramel and hazelnut on the palate, with a hint of red fruit. Overall short and light, balanced well enough to be drinkable, but a very weak bottle. Not scored. Corney & Barrow bottling, base neck, 3 hours in decanter.
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(Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Bricking medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; tart baked cherry, black raspberry, berry jam, light caramel, cherry tobacco, smoky nose; tasty, poised, elegant, balanced, ripe cherry, raspberry jam, berry jam, honey palate with firm tannins; very long finish
(Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) From magnum - light medium brown color with ruby lights and clear meniscus; VA, maple syrup, ginger cake, vanilla, dates nose, but drier than Graham, with lovely sandalwood edge; rich, sweet, ginger cake, maple syrup, sweet coffee, dates, brazil nut, almond palate, harmonious, with balance and depth; long finish 96+ pts. (this was poured as a mystery Port, and I guessed "Taylor, 1963 or earlier")
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