Hatch, Mansfield & Co.: Calendar of Port Vintages

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Hatch, Mansfield & Co.: Calendar of Port Vintages

Post by jdaw1 » 00:16 Sat 31 Oct 2009

Hatch, Mansfield & Co.: Calendar of Port Vintages, in an undated price list of approximately 1903 found with the records of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
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Re: Hatch, Mansfield & Co.: Calendar of Port Vintages

Post by jdaw1 » 00:17 Sat 31 Oct 2009

Hatch, Mansfield & Co., in their [i]Calendar of Port Vintages[/i] of about 1903, wrote:1842. A very fine vintage.
1847. One of the finest wines ever known.
1851. A magnificent year ; dry.
1852. Good.
1853. Very fine ; fruity.
1854. Fine.
1855. Bad.
1856. Very bad.
1857. Bad.
1858. Very good ; big, dry.
1859. Mediocre ; watery.
1860. Fairly good ; dry.
1861. Fair.
1862. Good and dry.
1863. Very fine ; rich.
1864. Rather poor.
1865. Fair.
1866. Inferior.
1867. Good.
1868. Very fine ; rich.
1869. Inferior.
1870. Very fine ; medium dry.
1871. Inferior.
1872. Very good.
1873. Very good ; full.
1874. Inferior.
1875. Very good.
1876. Inferior.
1877. Inferior.
1878. Very fine ; full, dry.
1879. A failure.
1880. Generally inferior ; thin.
1881. Good ; medium, dry.
1882. Inferior.
1883. Inferior.
1884. Good.
1885. Elegant.
1886. Inferior.
1887. Very good ; the best since 1878.
1888. Inferior.
1889. Fair quality.
1890. Developing into a fine wine.
1891. Clean, useful ; rather light.
1892. A very few good wines only.
1893. Very bad.
1894. Small yield.
1895. Very bad.
1896. Is developing softness and elegance which will entitle it to rank amongst the renowned vintages.
1897. Very good.
1898. Very bad.
1899. Poor vintage.
1900. Elegant and clean ; very good wines.

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Re: Hatch, Mansfield & Co.: Calendar of Port Vintages

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:02 Sat 31 Oct 2009

I love 1879 "A failure" they cut right to the chase on that one. :lol:

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