1908 Unknown (Bottled by Schofield)

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AHB
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1908 Unknown (Bottled by Schofield)

Post by AHB » 23:55 Fri 19 Dec 2008

Schofield were a UK bottler based in Manchester. The shipper of this bottle is unknown. Not quite as deep in colour as the 1900 Warre, but a very healthy looking red-brown mahogany - on a par with the Ferreira 1945. Lots of tobacco on the nose, with a touch of fresh lavendar. Floral and elegant. Sweet and mature in the mouth, showing lots of tertiary fruit and a lovely tartness, like unsweetened dried cranberries. The aftertaste is gentle and lingering, faint but quite long lasting and very enjoyable. A wonderful wine and very much alive. My wine of the night. 93/100.
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Re: 1908 Schofield vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:46 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Gorgeous colour. Nice weight, warm, beautiful with tobacco on the palate. Excellent stuff.
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Re: 1908 Schofield vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 20:34 Sat 20 Dec 2008

A superb wine, with fantastic colour for its age. Far better than the fragile Martinez '08 I popped a couple of years ago.

100 years? - no problem!

Tom
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Re: 1908 Schofield vintage port

Post by JacobH » 22:48 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Another great old bottle. Excellent stuff.
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