1970 Butler Nephew

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uncle tom
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1970 Butler Nephew vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 09:50 Fri 31 Oct 2008

From an owc bought three years ago. I've not popped one of these since early '06, so time to re-visit.

Bottle showed very slight signs of seepage, level unknown as glass too dark.

Decanted reasonably cleanly, nice colour - typical for the vintage.

First sip - weak nose, bit harsh on palate..

D + 8 hours - nose still weak, OK on palate but lacking integration. I have a hunch that more time will pay dividends

- More anon..

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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Re: 1970 Butler Nephew vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 22:38 Fri 31 Oct 2008

+ 27 hours (kept at 10C)

Now this wine has found itself. The nose is still a little weak, but the palate is fully integrated.

For the vintage, this is in the second division, but of all the VP's I've had this year, it is just about up to the average, and probably a little besides.

In another decade, it will probably be looking a bit tired, but for today a very pleasant and fully mature quaff.

Score 5-4

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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Re: 1970 Butler Nephew vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 02:05 Sun 02 Nov 2008

A few hours later, and it was showing noticeably better. Another 24, and its still looking very good.

One for a 48hr decant I think..

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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