1991 Gilbert

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uncle tom
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1991 Gilbert vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 17:49 Thu 23 Oct 2008

An odd bottle acquired from Strakers last year.

Although originally a separate company, Gilbert wines now appear to be a badge engineering exercise by parent company Burmester. This was evidenced by the cork on this bottle, which was simply branded "VINTAGE 1991" with no shipper's name.

The wine was dark, smooth, and immediately approachable, with little evolution after decanting. A little lighter than the Morgan, with just a hint of Cocoa on the palate. From a stable that has little reputation for VP, this was a good effort.

Nice to drink now, a few more years will do no harm

Score 5-6

Tom
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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