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Lot 149862

Taylor 1970 Vintage Port Bottled 1972 75cl

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Findlater, Mackie, Todd






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A bottle of Taylor 1970 Vintage Port, bottled in 1972 by Findlater, Mackie, Todd & Co. Ltd. in London and shipped by Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman, Oporto.

'....some wonderfully sweet and complex aromas, very reminiscent of roasted meats, with a savoury-sweet, chargrilled note. This sweet, meaty, aroma stayed with the wine over the three days, with little touches of caramel. But it also showed some impressively persistent fruit, notes of gently macerated cherry and plum, with pepper and nutmeg spices. The palate doesn’t disappoint after such a promising nose; most importantly it has a balanced, harmonious composition, where every component just seems to be present to just the right degree. It starts off with a very fresh, fluid presence, deliciously gentle and detached, before building both in grip and in backbone through the midpalate. It shows some firm alcohol on the finish, but with a creamy weight, plentiful fruit complexity and some chalky tannins which suggest to me that this wine will continue to improve in the cellar. And the length? It is very pleasing. Not, surprisingly, remarkably long, fading with little ceremony, but it does linger for a little while. Overall, a super wine which should drink well for a decade at least, and perhaps much longer than that. A great bottle. 19+/20' WineDoctor.Com, 2007

Please note, there is no size or ABV stated on the label but this appears to be a 75cl bottle.


Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.

The Whisky.Auction team has inspected this lot and found it to be suitable for sale. However, please note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults. Older bottles often contain sediment. Wines are more fragile than spirits and older wines may be listed, at our discretion, for their historical interest rather than their drinkability. We can in no way guarantee that they are still within their plateau of maturity or to the buyer’s taste.

This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

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