A small group gathered at the Bung Hole for a blind tasting, DJ being in town for the evening. We were joined by two guests: AHB being able to join at the last minute, he was accompanied by Mrs B; DJ brought his friend Richard West.
The line-up of bottles was interesting: five were from the same year, three were the same wine and two were decanted from the same bottle.
- Review of the evening
- 2000 Sandeman Vau decanted from double-mag into standard bottle
- 2000 Sandeman Vau from half-bottle
- 2000 Sandeman Vau decanted from double-mag into half-bottle
- 2000 Fonseca
- 2000 Niepoort Secundum
- 1981 Warre LBV
- 1955 Butler Nephew
- 1970 Taylor
- 1980 Taylor
- Planning and arrangements
This was bottled as a half and was very noticeably different to the two other showings of this wine this evening.
Much pinker than either of the bottlings from the double-mag: less opaque.
Closed on the nose.
Soft in the mouth. A blackberry taste, almost strawberryish. A very slight acidity. Not big.