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Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 19:35 Tue 17 Aug 2010
by RonnieRoots
Quarles Harris 1977: Corked. From a batch of 2 bottles bought some two years ago. Bottle no.1 was also corked. :cry:

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 04:41 Wed 18 Aug 2010
by Andy Velebil
RonnieRoots wrote:Quarles Harris 1977: Corked. From a batch of 2 bottles bought some two years ago. Bottle no.1 was also corked. :cry:
To bad, I've opened several of these and they've all been fine

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 17:56 Mon 30 Aug 2010
by AHB
Calem 1985
Opened at the Crusting Pipe on August 26 2010; sadly quite badly tainted. The only time I have tried this port so I hope this is not the last time.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 15:57 Thu 16 Sep 2010
by ac-fast
Vesuvio 1999...2 out of 3 bottels.....with bad cork

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 00:07 Sat 09 Oct 2010
by AHB
Another bottle of Gould Campbell 1977, Oporto bottled. I really don't have a good strike rate with these. I think I'm probably 9 out of 10 corked.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 10:37 Sat 09 Oct 2010
by AHB
Warre 1958 - not sure who the bottler was. Perhaps Derek can identify the bottler.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 10:56 Sat 09 Oct 2010
by DRT
AHB wrote:Warre 1958 - not sure who the bottler was. Perhaps Derek can identify the bottler.
Grants of St James's.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 18:58 Tue 23 Nov 2010
by g-man
dow 1977

slightly corked, bit of cardboard with a strange bitterness/astringency.

no fruit at all, all burnt wood.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 17:04 Mon 10 Jan 2011
by jdaw1
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=39923#p39923]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:SW95 LBV, dark red, 90% opacity. Initially I thought bottle stink, but as it grew in strength this resolved into being corked. Foul.

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Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 22:52 Wed 23 Feb 2011
by DRT
Quarles Harris 1980 from half bottle.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 13:18 Mon 06 Jun 2011
by PhilW
Partly-corked Grahams 83.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 23:18 Tue 07 Jun 2011
by Glenn E.
1977 Dow on 25 April, 2011. So badly corked that even I could taste it.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 22:47 Sun 26 Jun 2011
by DRT
A half bottle of Croft 2004 LBV, bought from Tesco.

I think this is the first time I have had a corked bottle that has a T-cork.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 00:25 Sun 03 Jul 2011
by DRT
DRT wrote:A half bottle of Croft 2004 LBV, bought from Tesco.

I think this is the first time I have had a corked bottle that has a T-cork.
Strike 2 !!!!

The second half bottle from six from the same purchase. Not as badly corked as the first one, but enough to make me not drink it. Hopefully this is just a concentrated bad batch of corks as I have a ton of this stuff in storage. Thankfully all of it was bought from a different store to these corked ones so hopefully not from the same batch.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 14:44 Wed 13 Jul 2011
by g-man
Both a noval 63 and a warres 63 both appeared heat damaged.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 23:39 Sat 03 Dec 2011
by AHB
Smith Woodhouse 1977 at the QH / SW / GC triple vertical in November 2011.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 13:43 Sat 05 May 2012
by griff
1996 Niepoort LBV 375 mL bottle

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 14:23 Sat 14 Jul 2012
by griff
Fonseca Crusted (bottled 2006)

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 12:47 Tue 16 Oct 2012
by AHB
Last night we had a bottle of Bomfim 1979 that was quite badly corked.

So we opened a bottle of Bomfim 1978 instead - only to find that was also corked.

And then there was a general discussion about whether it was coincidence that we also experience a high level of TCA taint in the Dow 1977...

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 16:04 Sun 21 Oct 2012
by AHB
Just opened my only bottle of Bomfim 1978 - yup! Corked!!

Bomfim 1978 and 1979 will be added to my list of ports not to buy.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 21:17 Sat 05 Jan 2013
by richardhod
hi! I ',m new round here.
Anyway, the first two out of our case of 1983 Warre's were both pretty badly corked (TCA)
third one seems ok, just opened, but that's a bad start. Imay jsut detect a hint of taint in this thirdone, but it's hard to tell as I've never had a good bottle of this stuff, and I'm paranoid.
it's drinkable, with some decent deep berry flavours, and a hint of alcohol. Not as complex as I'd expect but a. it's just opened 30 minutes ago , and b. there may be a hint of cork suppressing it!

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 00:25 Sun 06 Jan 2013
by AHB
richardhod wrote:hi! I ',m new round here.
Anyway, the first two out of our case of 1983 Warre's were both pretty badly corked (TCA)
third one seems ok, just opened, but that's a bad start. Imay jsut detect a hint of taint in this thirdone, but it's hard to tell as I've never had a good bottle of this stuff, and I'm paranoid.
it's drinkable, with some decent deep berry flavours, and a hint of alcohol. Not as complex as I'd expect but a. it's just opened 30 minutes ago , and b. there may be a hint of cork suppressing it!
That's bad news. Warre 1983 is not a port that I thought had a particular problem with TCA - my experience is about 1 in 12 have been tainted.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 15:59 Sat 16 Mar 2013
by mpij
Krohn 2007 lbv, smells and tastes musty and very little fruit.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 08:05 Mon 25 Mar 2013
by AHB
At the Taylor offline on 22 March 2013 the 1977 and 1983 were both corked - and the 1927 was very odd, although not corked.

Re: Corked/Spoilt Ports - Name and Shame

Posted: 22:37 Thu 04 Apr 2013
by djewesbury
Now that's what I call a spoilt bottle...

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