2000 Tesco

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2000 Tesco

Post by jdaw1 » 00:23 Wed 11 Jan 2012

2000 Tesco (Symington)
In anticipation of a forthcoming Croft tasting in The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, we thought that it might be a good idea for three of us to test the location. The trial run grew to six people, and was held in the larger room. Links:

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Re: 2000 Tesco (Symington)

Post by DRT » 02:26 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Very young nose - powdery tannins - liquorice flavours

I guessed: "not VP, possibly an LBV or Reserve Ruby"

Not good.
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Re: 2000 Tesco (Symington)

Post by jdaw1 » 21:19 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Tesco’s 2000 VP made by the Symingtons (originally ‘NT’): decanted 09:00. Very pruney, a fruit I usually associate with Vesuvio. Could there be Vesuvio grapes in this? Probably, we shall never know.

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Re: 2000 Tesco (Symington)

Post by JacobH » 12:13 Sat 21 Jan 2012

Much darker than the others at the tasting but going red around the edge. Good stewed fruits on the nose. In the mouth, some red cherries and lots of tannins. Not quite as complex as might be expected. Guessed as a Niepoort LBV bottled by Fortnums.
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Re: 2000 Tesco (Symington)

Post by AHB » 14:19 Sat 21 Jan 2012

I believe that the 2000 vintage is shutting down. The notes posted above simply reinforce that belief.

Perhaps a vintage to steer away from (other than for academic and monitoring purposes) for 5-10 years?
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Re: 2000 Tesco (Symington)

Post by JacobH » 20:01 Sat 21 Jan 2012

AHB wrote:Perhaps a vintage to steer away from (other than for academic and monitoring purposes) for 5-10 years?
Hmm...I hadn't thought about that but that's possibly true; I haven't tried any other 2000s recently but the dullness of this Port could have been caused by being in that phase.
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