1994 Osborne

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1994 Osborne

Post by jdaw1 » 03:10 Sun 31 Aug 2008

In buying some sherry at Village Wine and Spirits, I spy with my little eye a wee half bottle of Osborne 1994 for a mere $20+tax. What’s a boy to do?
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Re: 1994 Osborne

Post by jdaw1 » 03:12 Sun 31 Aug 2008

Short cork extracted cleanly. There were two capsules, but the inner foil capsule was glued so tightly to the outer black that I didn’t separate them.
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Re: 1994 Osborne

Post by jdaw1 » 03:12 Sun 31 Aug 2008

Sediment moistly particulate, though parts had acquired the shape of the inside of the half bottle.
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Re: 1994 Osborne

Post by jdaw1 » 03:31 Sun 31 Aug 2008

Osborne 1994: mediumly-dark red shifting to brown at the edge, with middling translucency. Colour looks a little advanced for a 1994, but it is a minor house. Nosing very strongly of — I know that smell what is it? — nearly coffee, nearly liquorice, nearly a fisherman’s friend minus most of the menthol. Very strong. It overpowers the taste, hiding whatever fruit there might be. I think I’m pleased that this is only a half bottle: Uncle Tom might grade this something like 2/2.

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Re: 1994 Osborne

Post by RonnieRoots » 06:01 Sun 31 Aug 2008

I must say that I was a bit more positive than you when I tried it. By no means a blockbuster, but very nice to drink. And it evolved nicely during the evening. I believe I paid ┚¬25 for a full bottle, and would do so again if I came across one.

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Re: 1994 Osborne

Post by jdaw1 » 13:48 Sun 31 Aug 2008

I didn’t get the dried fruit. Earthy tones maybe.

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