1887 Unknown (Bottled by J. Barrow & Son)

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jdaw1
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1887 Unknown (Bottled by J. Barrow & Son)

Post by jdaw1 » 10:55 Fri 19 Dec 2014

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Re: 1887 Unknown

Post by djewesbury » 18:51 Fri 19 Dec 2014

Unknown before being tonged, the capsule revealed 'J. Barrow & Son 1887 Port'. There was no branding on the cork.
A rather oxidised nose, medium chestnut colour, a soft entry, but woody.
24 hours later, this has some heat, a little rubber, a long finish of lightly dry cedar and spice (ground cinnammon and clove).
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Re: 1887 Unknown

Post by AHB » 22:52 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Low fill, bottled by J Barrow & Son. Pale orange in colour with a pale green rim. Bottle stink on the nose, over some date and dried fig sweetness. Biscuits on entry with a dry but flavoursome palate; lots of rosemary oxidation flavours. Very hot aftertaste, before a long finish of burnt toast. Aged port, but still quite intensely flavoured. 83/100.
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