1955 Factory House Blend

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by jdaw1 » 08:02 Thu 14 Oct 2010

BPFHB55: 40% opacity, lovely red. Nose is grapefruit. And I wrote ‟corked?”. DRT ‟corked”; CRS ‟dishclothy”. Tasted weird, and of vanilla.

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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by DRT » 15:39 Thu 14 Oct 2010

My note says "Corked". It was fairly mild on the nose but completely horrible on the palate.
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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by jdaw1 » 21:21 Fri 15 Oct 2010

Bottle and label of the 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend:
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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by AHB » 08:27 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Good colour, mature red/brown, 50% opaque. Mildly corked on the nose, over what would have been a pleasant fruitiness. Flattened in the mout, showing the mild corkiness; good body and structure and a surprising amount of fruit given the obvious TCA. Bitter and woody on the aftertaste. Not rated.
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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by Chris Doty » 10:24 Sun 17 Oct 2010

So...a bit of 'typical port smell' on the nose, but then in the mouth...this tastes like a donkey punch. Really out of control flavor profile, and a finish that tastes like an 18-wheeler (do you have those in Europe?) doing a jackknife on the interstate highway leading to a 14 car pile-up. Corked? I guess this is corked, but it is the most vibrant and untamed form of corkiness I have ever experienced. FLAWED (Not Rated)

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Re: 1955 Buckingham Palace Factory House Blend

Post by Glenn E. » 22:59 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Third darkest along with the Warre. Dark red or garnet.
Nose: Perfumed alcohol, allegedly corked. Some secondary fruits.
Palate: A little bland and edgy, some Christmas spices.
Finish: A bit harsh. Warm and long, though.

Score: 87 points. While others claimed it was corked, I couldn't tell and thought it was reasonably nice if a bit past its prime.
Glenn Elliott

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