Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: *** $ Taylor Dry Sherry, New York, non-vintage - (BEST VALUE)

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By way of background: Taylor Wine Company is a ubiquitous winery from New York State, known for supermarket-priced sweet red wines in the northeast states. Here we are trying Taylor's Dry Sherry. 

Initial review : This is Taylor Wine Company Dry Sherry, New York, non-vintage, finished at 18.% alcohol.

In the glass: Taylor Dry Sherry shows as a golden Scotch in color.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows sweet shredded bark, tobacco and light oxidation.  From the aroma, seems like this will be just lightly sweet and fragrant.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact lightly sweet, indeed, with just lightly oxidized elements of orange citrus and almond butter.  Finish brings a touch of tobacco and finishes quite clean, given some residual sugar.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and becomes a best value because of its mass-market pricing level. 

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