1970 Berry Brothers

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1970 Berry Brothers

Post by jdaw1 » 23:41 Fri 06 Jul 2012

RAYC opened a badly ullaged bottle, and, splendid fellow, concluded that it was too good not to share. So we met in the Bung Hole, and agreed on a team note.

Warre. Glorious red, 40% opaque. Nose fresh but obviously aged, sweet, summer fruits. The same present in the palate: red berries, perhaps strawberry, good sweetness, a bit light and delicate, but with enough backbone to remain excellent. The whole flavour had excellent persistence. But don’t wait long no more cellar time required.

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Re: 1970 Berry’s (Warre)

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:02 Sun 08 Jul 2012

jdaw1 wrote:RAYC opened a badly ullaged bottle....

.... But don’t wait long no more cellar time required.
Would that be due to the badly ullaged bottle condition?

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Re: 1970 Berry’s (Warre)

Post by RAYC » 20:25 Sun 08 Jul 2012

Possibly...it was approx 3-4mm below join of neck and shoulder. Full penetration of wine through cork, though very even and obvious from sound on uncorking that seal was still good.

WS1 reported a bottle he opened from the same stash to be similar in terms of evolution.

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Re: 1970 Berry’s (Warre)

Post by AHB » 15:24 Wed 11 Jul 2012

jdaw1 wrote:...a badly ullaged bottle...
RAYC wrote:...approx 3-4mm below join of neck and shoulder...
There are some very high standards being imposed here! 3-4mm below neck would probably be categorised in my cellar as top shoulder and therefore stock capable of being cellared further while other weaker bottles are being opened and consumed.
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Re: 1970 Berry’s (Warre)

Post by RAYC » 16:48 Wed 11 Jul 2012

Quite possibly a fair comment - it was a bottle that i would probably have passed over if i was buying a single bottle, but i was not suprised to see one out of a case of 12 from the 1970 vintage at that level.
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Re: 1970 Berry’s (Warre)

Post by AHB » 17:16 Wed 11 Jul 2012

My comment wasn't meant (and I'm sure wasn't taken) to be critical in any way - just surprise being expressed.
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