- Cockburn 1900
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- Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
- Location: London
In 2010 the annual Christmas event, The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, happened on Thursday 16 December.
- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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- Joined: 16:37 Sat 03 May 2008
- Location: London, UK
This was a revelation to me. Not at all the sweet, sticky drink that I was expecting. Very austere and dry. This obviously need to mature in the bottle; perhaps about 5 years to bring it to peak condition.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottled 2009. Pale orange colour, 5% opaque with a faint green rim. Lots of VA and pear on the nose. Thick texture, with honey and almond paste on the palate. Patience in the mouth brings oranges and clover. The lingering aftertaste, covers the mouth - but the VA always shows. 87/100.