1942 Hooper

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Re: 1942 Hooper

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Hooper’s Vintage Port

A fine old vintage port has always been considered one of the true aristocrats of the wine world. Generally bottled after two years in the wood, it completes its slow maturation in the bottle. Perhaps the greatest collection that exists anywhere in Europe can be found in the venerable cellars of Richard Hooper & Sons in Oporto. From this remarkable Port treasury, after being carefully tasted just before shipping, comes this bottle.

As long ago as 1912, the firm of Hooper’s were appointed purveyors to the British House of Lords no mean accomplishment in a country which boasts of the most discriminating Port drinkers in the world.

In the process of long-aging in the bottle, a genuine vintage Port necessarily ‟throws a crust” in the form of a sediment. If you wish to serve the wine clear, let the bottle stand upright for a while, allowing the sediment to fall to the bottom. Then pour carefully to enjoy the full, remarkable flavour.

From a Rare Vintage Port Collection available at
Sherry Wine and Spirits Co., Inc.
Imported by Vineyard Importing Co., New York, N.Y.

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Re: 1942 Hooper

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Re: 1942 Hooper

Post by Glenn E. » 20:54 Mon 10 Nov 2008

Look: Dark tawny, close to what you'd expect from a 10-yr old. Bright and clear in the glass - my favorite color of the night.

Nose: Something minty and almost pungent, possibly wintergreen but soured. Damp, dry cedar wood. (That does make sense if you've ever had a wood burning stove.) Some alcohol, but not in any way overpowering.

Taste: Smooth and even. Something that tastes like VA smells, but faint. Spirity. Can taste the cedar along with some faint almond and strawberry.
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Re: 1942 Hooper

Post by jdaw1 » 05:46 Tue 11 Nov 2008

1942 Hooper: clear tawny brown, of fuller hue and nose than the Hooper 1938. To taste also fuller than the ’38, with cedar, lots of spice, caramelised sugar, and some non-specific fruit. My WOTN, jointly with the Butler Nephew 1932.

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