NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

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NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by jdaw1 » 11:59 Wed 11 Sep 2013

THRA, AHB, DRT and JDAW gathered in The Bung Hole.

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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by AHB » 11:36 Thu 12 Sep 2013

Decanted of virtually no sediment other than a thin brown deposit on the sides of the bottle. The label indicated that the wine was sourced from Fells; the cork was branded "Crusted Port Bottled 1984 W1066". The lead foil seal was also stamped W1066.

Brick red in colour, 60% opaque. Quite wine-like on the nose with sweet floral tones that were almost cloying. A swirl turned this into a citrus mix (which DRT described as hot rubber bands). Thickly textured, showing some concentrated orange on the early palate. Little complexity to the wine, fairly straightforward; fragrant sweet cherry and a touch of woodiness. Modest body and structure. Some gentle heat on the aftertaste, then a long finish of sweet Turkish Delight and icing sugar that is pleasantly persistent. Enjoyable. 86/100. Drunk 10-Sep-13. Decanted 4½ hours.
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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by jdaw1 » 16:05 Sat 14 Sep 2013

Crusted bottled 1984: brick red, pink at edge, 40% opaque. Nose rather burnt. Taste started rather dried out and cloying. Very sweet late. Hint of strawberry fruit. Mis-guessed to be a Mg77.

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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by jdaw1 » 21:29 Mon 16 Sep 2013

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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by djewesbury » 22:54 Mon 16 Sep 2013

Craigavon! You're drinking port from Northern Ireland's capital of the roundabout!

DRT, how do you know what hot rubber bands smell like?
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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by jdaw1 » 14:33 Tue 17 Sep 2013

jdaw1, in an email to [url=http://jemccabe.com/]James E McCabe[/url], wrote:Dear sir or madam,

Last week we drank a bottle of your crusted port, bottled 1984.
http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7401

And there’s a geeky discussion of the label happening at
http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.p ... &start=891

If you still have any employees from that era, a comment would be welcome, either directly to the discussion, or via me.
I will let folks know of any reply.

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Re: NV James McCabe Crusted 1984

Post by AHB » 10:27 Mon 23 Sep 2013

A discussion on boyhood pastimes which appeared in this thread was moved to a separate thread which can be found here.
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