Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

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RonnieRoots
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Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:59 Mon 02 Feb 2009

Glenn E. wrote:At the 2009 Port Gala in Seattle:

1983 Cockburn's was so badly corked that some people recoiled physically. This was the first time I've ever been able to smell TCA, and to me it really wasn't that offensive. General concensus is that I'm whacked. :wink:
Roy really has that effect on this port doesn't he? :wink:

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Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Post by Glenn E. » 18:32 Mon 02 Feb 2009

It wasn't Roy's!

I don't remember who brought the bottle - it might have been David Spriggs - but it was someone who has had good luck with his case of the 1983, and so the idea was that the rest of his case should also be good and we could all enjoy a good bottle of it. In theory. In practice, any 1983 Cockburn's that gets within an arm's length of Roy appears to instantly become corked on the spot. :lol:

Since I'm so immune to TCA, or at least seem to be, I actually thought the Cockburn's was decent. Yeah, it smelled a little musty and tasted somewhat subdued, but I could tell that there was a really nice Port hiding in there.
Glenn Elliott

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Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:56 Tue 03 Feb 2009

Ah, so the conclusion is that Roy's attendance is enough to cork a Cockburn. Wicked. :wink:

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