Wednesday 2nd October in London

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 15:56 Sat 05 Oct 2013

My notes of the four samples:

Bottle marked "G63":
Evolved brownish red colour, 50% opaque. Strawberry on the nose. Lovely thick texture - fully mature with a nutty character. Delicious sweetness in the finish which is very long but hot. I would guess this to be a port from the 1960s, perhaps Taylor.

Bottle marked "D83":
Similar opacity to "G63" but more red. Lots of VA on the nose. Thick mouthful of horribleness. A flawed wine or a flawed bottle. Yuck!

Bottle marked "S67"
Again a similar colour but perhaps slightly darker than the first two. Dusty nose. Nice sweet cherry on the palate. Medium weight and fully mature, perhaps a little past its best but not by much. A very nice glass of port that is consistent with what was written on the lid, so my guess is Sandeman 1967.

Bottle marked "G50 VC07
Very dark. The bottle contained lots of dark sludge in the bottom. Extremely fresh raspberry smell on the nose. Very young and impenetrable on the palate but nothing harsh about it. I have no idea what this is.

Thank you for sending these.

I will now drink the first and second glasses to prime myself for an impending family celebration dinner.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 16:06 Sat 05 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:Bottle marked "G50 VC07
= Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio 2007.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by DRT » 16:08 Sat 05 Oct 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Bottle marked "G50 VC07
= Capela da Quinta do Vesuvio 2007.
Interesting. And the others?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by AHB » 08:34 Sun 06 Oct 2013

G63 was actually Cr63. The others were as written.
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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 10:12 Sun 06 Oct 2013

AHB wrote:G63 was actually Cr63
Handwriting sorry.

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by jdaw1 » 14:06 Sun 06 Oct 2013

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Re: Wednesday 2nd October in London

Post by TLW » 14:23 Thu 10 Oct 2013

Gentlemen,

Thank you all so much for coming out, and for sharing such wonderful port.

Especially, thank you Tom, for spotting me such an excellent bottle.

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