NV Ferreira HMY Britannia Decommissioning Ruby Reserve

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JacobH
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NV Ferreira HMY Britannia Decommissioning Ruby Reserve

Post by JacobH » 10:33 Fri 22 May 2009

Consumed on 20 May 2009 at The Crusted Pipe in a "bring a bottle to share" and 2007 Horizontal offline.

A commemorative bottle of Ruby Reserve, bottled in 1997 to note the decommissioning of The Royal Yacht Britannia. Nicely packaged in a decorative box with a certificate. Very dark in colour but translucent. A touch spicy but quite a lot of spirt. Entirely drinkable.
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Re: NV Ferreira "HMY Britannia Decommissioning" Ruby Reserve

Post by benread » 09:55 Wed 27 May 2009

A pleasure to taste something such as this with historic connections. As with the crusted, not a style of port I have drunk much of and surpassed my expectations. "Pleasant" I wrote!
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Re: NV Ferreira "HMY Britannia Decommissioning" Ruby Reserve

Post by AHB » 08:01 Thu 28 May 2009

I found my note from the tasting, so thought for the sake of completeness that I would post it here:

"Clear centre, pale red in colour. Nose of redcurrant jelly and some all spice with just a hint of the alcohol showing through. Gentle and silky on the tongue; sweet but not overly so and with plenty of complexity. Slightly light bodied. Decent, mature and soft aftertaste of a reasonable length. Very pleasant port. 87/100."
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