2003 Berry Brothers

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2003 Berry Brothers

Post by AHB » 11:14 Wed 24 Dec 2008

A youthful and opaque red colour. Closed on the nose with little coming out of the glass other than some vague hints of dried sage. Dry in the mouth, fruity but with the tannins holding themselves back. Very restrained but with a strange, green-wood bitterness hidden away amidst the fruit. A very tannic finish, cheek drying and lip tingling but with a very big and long aftertaste. 87/100. Tasted on 27/11/08.
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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:30 Sat 27 Dec 2008

Alex, do you remember which producer made the 2003 for BBR?

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by benread » 22:07 Sat 27 Dec 2008

RonnieRoots wrote:Alex, do you remember which producer made the 2003 for BBR?
If they are the same as the bottles I have, it is Quinta da Rosa.
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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:12 Sat 27 Dec 2008

Indeed it was produced by Quinta de la Rosa, but I don't know whether it was the same blend as was used for the bottles with the De La Rosa label.
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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by RonnieRoots » 14:49 Sun 28 Dec 2008

thanks. :)

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by Axel P » 14:15 Wed 31 Dec 2008

I will go ahead and ask Sophia. Alex, could you reserve me a bottle with the BBR label of the VP 03?

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by AHB » 19:04 Wed 31 Dec 2008

Axel P wrote:I will go ahead and ask Sophia. Alex, could you reserve me a bottle with the BBR label of the VP 03?

Axel
Axel - easiest way to do that would be for you to order it by telephone from BB&R and reserve it for collection from their London shop when you are in London at the end of January.

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by Axel P » 13:22 Thu 01 Jan 2009

Will do, please keep the adress for me.

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by AHB » 16:07 Thu 01 Jan 2009

The best way to get in touch with Berry's is by calling +44 207 396 9600. Ask to collect the bottle from the London shop, which is at 3 St James Street, London, SW1A 1EG.

Their normal opening hours are from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. They are also open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday but closed all day Sunday.

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by benread » 16:43 Thu 01 Jan 2009

AHB wrote:The best way to get in touch with Berry's is by calling +44 207 396 9600. Ask to collect the bottle from the London shop, which is at 3 St James Street, London, SW1A 1EG.

Their normal opening hours are from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. They are also open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday but closed all day Sunday.

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I suspect you did not even need to look up that level of detail!
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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:43 Thu 01 Jan 2009

benread wrote:I suspect you did not even need to look up that level of detail!
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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by Axel P » 12:49 Fri 02 Jan 2009

Thanks, guys, will get it on Jan 31st.

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Re: 2003 Berry Brothers own selection vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 18:51 Fri 02 Jan 2009

I did have a brief correspondence with Q. de la Rosa at the time the '03's were released. I am pretty certain that the product supplied to Berry's is no different to the VP shipped by Rosa to other customers.

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