1997 Burmester

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DRT
Fonseca 1966
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1997 Burmester

Post by DRT » 11:57 Fri 27 Aug 2010

Date: 27th & 28th August 2010
Place: Barlborough & Wokingham
In attendance: AHB, DRT & jdaw1

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1997 Burmester

Post by jdaw1 » 17:29 Sat 28 Aug 2010

B97, at D+2 days. Dark red, 90% opaque. Woody nose. To taste dry, very dry, but in the early palate. Late palate there is lots of sweetness. Some acid. No fruit. Pleasant, but not really VP.

A day later still dark, still dry early and sweet late (DRT: icing sugar); not as good as hoped.

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Re: 1997 Burmester

Post by AHB » 21:58 Tue 31 Aug 2010

Stored in a fridge for the last 4 days. Deep red in colour and opaque. Nosing nicely of sweet blackcurrants, very fragrant. Quite aggressive entry, bringing much tannin and acidity with the modest levels of fragrant fruit. Blueberries dominate the aftertaste, which leads to a red cherry and black chocolate finish. A port which will benefit greatly from at least 5 more years in the cellar, if not another 10-15 years. 85/100. Drunk 30 August 2010.
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