2003 Churchill

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AHB
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2003 Churchill vintage port

Post by AHB » 08:36 Tue 03 May 2011

Mid-red colour, red rim and opaque centre. Bottle stink on the nose. Thin entry and an acidic attack, tannins dominate the thin fruit. Big and chewy finish, full of tannin. Overall this feels unbalanced and cannot be a representative bottle. Whether this was representative or not was asked of the people manning the table, but Johnny Graham was elsewhere so the answers were vague. Not rated.
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Re: 2003 Churchill

Post by DRT » 00:18 Thu 03 Oct 2013

This doesn't appear to have a good reputation...
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Re: 2003 Churchill

Post by ajfeather » 14:09 Sun 06 Oct 2013

DRT wrote:This doesn't appear to have a good reputation...
Went for GBP199...can think of other things I'd rather buy near that point

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