1873 Unknown (Bottled by Schofield)

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Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1873 Schofield

Post by Glenn E. » 20:35 Mon 10 Nov 2008

Look: Faintly cloudy, medium tawny color. Lighting was poor, so nothing more specific.

Nose: Soft sugars, and after a time sitting in the glass some smoke was also noticeable. Faintly madeira-like to me.

Taste: Gone, some sour, not good. Very dry. Somewhat watery. Almost peaty like a scotch. To me it was clearly past its prime, and I went to considerable effort to find some way to describe it in a non-negative manner. It was certainly better if tasted on its own (not following another Port), but even then could at best be described as merely drinkable (barely) or somewhat fair. Following another Port it was foul and awful.

This is now the oldest port I have ever tried!
Glenn Elliott

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Re: 1873 Schofield

Post by jdaw1 » 04:55 Tue 11 Nov 2008

1873 Schofield: cloudy mid-brown, with some red. Very spirity on the nose. To taste rough, and all hot spirit. Undrinkable. Jay, whose bottle it was, added later that it was ‟getting worse”.

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Re: 1873 Schofield

Post by g-man » 03:59 Wed 26 Nov 2008

Very dry and reminded me of a peaty scotch. Very little sweetness and very spirity. It was bad =) but very interesting heh =)
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