2000 Quinta de Ventozelo

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DRT
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2000 Quinta de Ventozelo

Post by DRT » 22:57 Fri 02 May 2008

From a half bottle. Short unbranded cork. Lots of grape skin-like sediment, much more than I would expect from a wine of this age.

+ 3 Hours
Not opaque, dark purple/red. Licorice nose. Soft and light in the mouth. A hint of that astringent youth but quite developed. Very dry and quite unremarkable really apart from a decent finish.

Let's see what 24 hours does to this.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by DRT » 23:16 Fri 02 May 2008

I have just realised that my use of the description "short unbranded cork" was rather vague and unhelpful. It is 43mm long and the bottle has an inner girth of 18mm.

I feel better now.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Please: corks >55mm; necks <18mm

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Fri 02 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=13907#13907]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Time-saving announcement.

Please, if you open a bottle of port and the cork is longer than 55mm, tell me. Scores ≤55mm are no longer useful to this survey.

Please, if you open a bottle of port and the inner diameter of the neck is narrower than 18mm, tell me. Scores ≥18mm are no longer useful to this survey.

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Post by uncle tom » 12:52 Mon 05 May 2008

Derek very kindly left half of this half bottle with me, but was absolutely insistant on me posting a tasting note, so here it is:

Q. Ventozelo 2000 Vintage Port

- It was OK

Tom :D
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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