1994 Tesco

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AHB
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1994 Tesco

Post by AHB » 10:28 Wed 09 Sep 2009

1994 Tesco BOB vintage port
Believed to be Quarles Harris. Almost opaque in the centre, deep red in colour but showing just the first signs of bricking on the rim. Raw and alcoholic on the nose, full of tart plums and blackcurrants. Medium weight in the mouth, plenty of acidity and still some tannins. Good fruit up front but with a soapy undertone that seems characteristic of the 1994 vintage. The fruit carries through to the mid-palate and with nice development. A burst of heat on swallowing, followed by a lingering sour cherry and black chocolate aftertaste of good length. Young and with the ingredients to be better in 5-10 years. Try again then. 89/100. Drunk 8 September 2009.
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Re: 1994 Tesco BOB vintage port

Post by Axel P » 10:56 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Sounds a lot like the last QH 94 I had.

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Re: 1994 Tesco BOB vintage port

Post by KillerB » 15:53 Wed 09 Sep 2009

I nearly turned up out if the blue yesterday and would have brought this. Would have been intriguing on a blind tasting.
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Re: 1994 Tesco BOB vintage port

Post by AHB » 18:57 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Shame you didn't turn up out of the blue. It would have been interesting to have compared two bottles.
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Re: 1994 Tesco BOB vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:16 Wed 09 Sep 2009

Slightly spirity with plums on the nose. Smooth entry - medium weight with lovely soft dark fruits and dark chocolate - lots of tannin and a long mouthwatering finish.

I like this stuff and will be buying more the next time Tesco have a good deal on.
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Re: 1994 Tesco BOB vintage port

Post by Zelandakh » 23:34 Fri 11 Sep 2009

Lighter than I would have expected from a 94. Very bland on the nose and would have expected more but it isn't releasing. Possibly needs another day or so in the decanter? Quite spirity on the swallow. Hot aftertaste but a bit flat in the mouth. Tannins starting to be effective and has the potential to do rather well in some years. Despite that, this is a bargain buy - 88/100 now but ferret away for a really good bargain.
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