1880 Whitwhams Millennium

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1880 Whitwhams Millennium

Post by jdaw1 » 12:54 Sat 21 Dec 2013

1880 Whitwhams Millennium Bottling
On Thursday 19th December 2013 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at The Bell in Wendens Ambo to taste old, peculiar and unknown bottles.

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Re: 1880 Whitwhams Millennium

Post by AHB » 22:28 Sun 22 Dec 2013

Bottled by Dirk Niepoort, who refreshed the port by adding 4-5% of the Niepoort 1945 colheita.

Deep red in colour, rusty brown on the rim and cloudy. Aged, slightly oxidised nose but quite pronounced, full of caramel and soft toffee. Dark treacle on the palate; very much an oxidised flavour profile but pleasant - with lots of coffee and some candied cherries. A concentrated aftertaste with a great set of flavours and a lovely tertiary evolution on the finish. The finish has an amazing length of persistent coffee, but very dry. Served blind this was guessed to be a 1927 vintage port from a minor shipper. 90/100.
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Re: 1880 Whitwhams Millennium

Post by RAYC » 00:01 Mon 23 Dec 2013

Very concentrated with prominent orange peel and espresso flavours. Good length that leaves the cheeks tingling and the tongue watering. Lovely - 92

On the showing of a small sample left over for day 2, this could have benefitted from a longer decant (and the aromas from the empty bottle dominated my living room for 24+ hours)
Rob C.

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