1983 Factory House Blend

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jdaw1
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Re: 1983 Factory House Blend

Post by jdaw1 » 11:57 Sat 25 Feb 2012

British Shippers’ Association 1983, a port not worth of H. M. The Queen in whose honour it was made.

Dare dark red, 60% opaque. Smell was awful. I got some TCA in there; others thought the problem was something else. Move on.

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Re: 1983 Factory House Blend

Post by JacobH » 22:23 Sun 26 Feb 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Dare dark red, 60% opaque. Smell was awful. I got some TCA in there; others thought the problem was something else. Move on.
That’s a shame; the last time someone brought this to a tasting it was rather nice (which I gather is quite unusual for these sorts of blends).
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Re: 1983 Factory House Blend

Post by jdaw1 » 23:01 Sun 26 Feb 2012

jdaw1 wrote:Dare dark red
I meant ‟Dark dark red”.

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Re: 1983 Factory House Blend

Post by AHB » 22:11 Mon 27 Feb 2012

A blend made from the ports declared by the members of the British Port Shippers Association to commemorate the visit to Oporto of Queen Elizabeth II.

Sadly, this was spoiled and dominated both on the nose and palate by strong VA. Not rated.
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