Then Derek T. asked me, by PM, whether one of these could be dragged across the pond for the 1980 Horizontal in Wokingham. But that would be my only hold luggage would an H80 really be worth an hour+ at Heathrow. We thought not, but a bottle should be drunk anyway.[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=13827#13827]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Seen on the shelves of Manor House Cellar (61 West 23rd Street, â˜ +1 212 206 7900):
- $80, Hutcheson 1980;
- $67, Hutcheson colheita 1975;
- $31, Rozès LBV 1994.
So, my first port in new apartment is to be a Hutcheson 1980, decanted through a coffee filter at 1pm, and first sampled 150 minutes later. Stencilled bottle, with US importer’s label on back. Cork of uninteresting length, and horizontally branded ‟Porto 1980 Vintage”, no house name. Small particulate sediment, and not a lot of it.
To the eye slightly cloudy (despite coffee filter), and reddish-brown. It looks fully mature, plus a little spare. Nose happily devoid of heat, but with candied sugar, hinting of boiled sweets. Something else that lies between mint and eucalyptus, which later seemed orangey. The mouth a little less satisfactory: something cloying, thought not astringent, and simpler than the nose. If served blind I might have guessed a second-rank house from 1960.