1896 Burne Turner

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AHB
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1896 Burne Turner vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:05 Wed 11 Jul 2012

Unknown shipper, cork not branded. A bottle ullaged to low shoulder. Pale orange in colour, with a butterscotch centre and a pale green rim. Pronounced nose of rosemary oil and antiseptic. Soft brown sugar on the tongue, with a bitter or soapy element; very light bodied but with a good flavour of concentrated quince and burnt sugar. A little heat on the aftertaste, then a gentle and lightweight bitter lime finish. Clearly battered by time and most likely oxidised from the low fill level. 82/100. 10-Jun-12. Decanted 2 hours
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Re: 1896 Burne Turner vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:07 Mon 16 Jul 2012

1896: cloudy orange. Past its prime, acid dominant. Light, fading fast. JDAW.
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Re: 1896 Burne Turner vintage port

Post by JacobH » 09:32 Thu 19 Jul 2012

Am I correct to file this bottle under ‟unknown” for its shipper rather than ‟Burne Turner”?
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Re: 1896 Burne Turner vintage port

Post by AHB » 14:17 Thu 19 Jul 2012

JacobH wrote:Am I correct to file this bottle under ‟unknown” for its shipper rather than ‟Burne Turner”?
You would be.
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