Saturday, May 7, 2011

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

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By way of background: Taylor Wine Company is a  New York State winery known mostly for its supermarket-prices sweet red wines, with production dating back to the 1880's. Here we are trying one of these classics, Taylor's New York Port. 

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

In the glass: Taylor Port shows as light ruby red with brick overtones. 

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows that "foxy" sweet note distinctive of concord grapes, with some sweet, soft side notes.  From the aroma, seems like this will be just lightly sweet and bright, with a simple style.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact very sweet red cherry, lush to the mid-palate, with less of the concord-style than I would have guessed.  Along with the cherries, there is a light acidity from an orange-citrus zest.  Finish is silky, with little sugar cloy.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and is a pleasant, though admittedly simple sip.  Think served cool in the summer. This is a best value at the bargain pricing.   

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1 comment:

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