1897 Stoker Port

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1897 Stoker Port

Post by g-man » 21:00 Fri 01 Apr 2011

Found this at an odd lot for unknown shippers.

Searching on google, this apparently is an Irish shipper that no longer exists.

A deep brooding red that seems to offer no reflection in it's depths. It appears undying for a wine of it's age.

Notes of drawn blood, with a dusty mouthfeel like something fell out of the back of a Szekley Van. The Hellish red fruit Sings with a glorious rich thick irony profile giving to a curious MinerAl profile.

100 pts.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by DRT » 22:50 Fri 01 Apr 2011

Sounds a bit dead to me.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by AHB » 22:55 Fri 01 Apr 2011

DRT wrote:Sounds a bit dead to me.
I disagree. It sounds as though this will just live on forever unless someone deliberately destroys it.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by DRT » 23:18 Fri 01 Apr 2011

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Sounds a bit dead to me.
I disagree. It sounds as though this will just live on forever unless someone deliberately destroys it.
Perhaps Irish shippers are the silver bullet the Port trade need?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by AHB » 23:25 Fri 01 Apr 2011

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Sounds a bit dead to me.
I disagree. It sounds as though this will just live on forever unless someone deliberately destroys it.
Perhaps Irish shippers are the silver bullet the Port trade need?
I'd stake my life on it.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by DRT » 23:33 Fri 01 Apr 2011

I think it would be a grave error to carry this on much longer.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by AHB » 23:38 Fri 01 Apr 2011

DRT wrote:I think it would be a grave error to carry this on much longer.
You're right. I'm coughin' too much to type any more.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by JacobH » 23:41 Fri 01 Apr 2011

DRT wrote:
AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:Sounds a bit dead to me.
I disagree. It sounds as though this will just live on forever unless someone deliberately destroys it.
Perhaps Irish shippers are the silver bullet the Port trade need?
AJS states that Irish claret was very highly regarded in the 19th Century, before regulation and fakery sucked the life out of the domestic-bottling industry...
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by DRT » 23:41 Fri 01 Apr 2011

AHB wrote:
DRT wrote:I think it would be a grave error to carry this on much longer.
You're right. I'm coughin' too much to type any more.
OK - let's call it a day before the light comes up.
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by AHB » 23:46 Fri 01 Apr 2011

Perhaps time for a musical interlude? Can I suggest Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell?
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Re: 1897 Stoker Port

Post by JacobH » 23:51 Fri 01 Apr 2011

AHB wrote:Perhaps time for a musical interlude? Can I suggest Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell?
Or Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead, a piece a mere 10 years younger than this Port...
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