NV Tesco Special Reserve

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DRT
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NV Tesco Special Reserve

Post by DRT » 23:26 Fri 10 Apr 2009

NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)
Not decanted.

Purchased today with the intention of providing input to this thread.

Very dark and smells of raw meat. Thick and syrupy but after 2 or 3 seconds in the mouth it caused me to shudder and wince. It tastes seriously horrible. It then gives you a nice warm glow, similar to what I would imagine it's like drinking turpentine.

Not good. Not good at all.
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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by KillerB » 00:12 Sat 11 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:Very dark and smells of raw meat.
Did you put that on Jo's expenses?
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by AHB » 15:24 Mon 13 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:gives you a nice warm glow, similar to what I would imagine it's like drinking turpentine
Are you sure this wasn't dark pink port that you picked up by mistake?
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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by DRT » 15:36 Mon 13 Apr 2009

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:gives you a nice warm glow, similar to what I would imagine it's like drinking turpentine
Are you sure this wasn't dark pink port that you picked up by mistake?
I would rather drink pink port any day of the week than drink this stuff. I kid you not :shock:
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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by jdaw1 » 02:22 Wed 15 Apr 2009

Note to self: avoid.

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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by DRT » 02:26 Wed 15 Apr 2009

jdaw1 wrote:Note to self: avoid.
Note to everyone I have ever met or will meet: avoid.
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Re: NV Tesco Special Reserve (Symington)

Post by uncle tom » 09:37 Wed 15 Apr 2009

I wonder whether Tesco's buyers actually taste the blends for their own brand Ruby and Reserve ports - or just focus on the price :roll:

I'd love to know just how much port they sell - with 2000 outlets, their total annual purchases must run to hundreds of truckloads..

Tom
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