1994 Tesco

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jdaw1
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1994 Tesco

Post by jdaw1 » 11:09 Tue 28 Jan 2014

At Wolfgang’s excellent instigation, we gathered in the Bung Hole to quality-assure a batch of Taylor 1985.

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Re: 1994 Tesco

Post by jdaw1 » 11:58 Tue 28 Jan 2014

QH94. Mistakenly I thought that we had a last-moment extra person, so did an extra decant. The Tesco 1994 had given pleasure over the festive season, and was to hand. But this bottle smelt disgusting. Not even tasted. An all-round bad idea.

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Re: 1994 Tesco

Post by RAYC » 12:18 Tue 28 Jan 2014

Yes - really very badly flawed. In a bacterial way?
jdaw1 wrote:The Tesco 1994 had given pleasure over the festive season,
You...and others (link)....seem to have done well with this port recently. I'm beginning to think that i have had rather bad luck with this wine as the good ones are relatively few and far between for me - more usually variations on this bottle (albeit not quite as extreme).
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Re: 1994 Tesco

Post by jdaw1 » 20:22 Tue 28 Jan 2014

And all of my recent stash, good and bad, have come from the same store, so that categorisation doesn’t help.

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Re: 1994 Tesco

Post by AHB » 22:24 Fri 21 Feb 2014

Another spoiled bottle of Tesco's Own Label 1994 port. Deep red in colour, approximately 90% opaque. Smelly on the nose, harsh and oxidised - perhaps heat damaged? Hollow and flavourless entry with a mid-palate full of stewed fruit. Clearly spoiled. NR.
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