NV Sandeman Clipper Dry White Port

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AHB
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NV Clipper Dry White Port

Post by AHB » 00:42 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Believed to have been in the bottle since the 1970s. Served without decanting. Very pale straw in colour. A really offensive nose; sour, aged and off! Horrible in the mouth. Disgusting. If you do buy Clipper White Port, please don't keep it for 30 years. Not rated.
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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by DRT » 09:16 Sat 20 Dec 2008

A slight correction to AHB's very good assessment of this wine: It was decanted 8 hours before the Off-line and returned to the original bottle for transport purposes. It actually didn't sow as badly when first opened so I don't think the decanting helped. That said, it was a truely horrible experience.

Derek

PS: Does anyone want to buy 11 bottles of Sandeman Clipper White Port, believed to have been bottled in the 1970s?
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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by uncle tom » 21:16 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Agreed, horrid.

Tom

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Does anyone want to buy 11 bottles of Sandeman Clipper White Port, believed to have been bottled in the 1970s?
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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by JacobH » 22:27 Sat 20 Dec 2008

I don’t really like dry white Port at the best of times!though at least this gives me a second answer for that :ftlop: ‟have you ever had a Port you didn’t like” post!

Derek, perhaps you should try Madeirising them?
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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by jdaw1 » 22:03 Sun 28 Dec 2008

For the purposes of the TN index, is this ‟Sandeman Clipper dry white”, or just ‟Sandeman dry white”?

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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by DRT » 00:52 Mon 29 Dec 2008

Clipper was very promenant on the label so I would suggest it is included in the index.
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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by jdaw1 » 05:16 Mon 29 Dec 2008

It might have been an off bottle. Open another to test and if the same, pour all of them down the sink.

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Re: Clipper Dry White Port

Post by DRT » 18:51 Tue 30 Dec 2008

Here is a picture of the bottle of pig-swill that we (partly) consumed on 12th Dec 08...
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Thankfully my question about 11 remaining bottles was a joke :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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