1966 Avery

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1966 Avery

Post by jdaw1 » 03:41 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Avery 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by AHB » 19:09 Thu 17 Jan 2008

Reputed to be a blend of the Taylor, Fonseca and Graham vintages from this year (or at least, in one source that I've been able to find), this bottle was acquired from an auction in October 2007 and was intended for fairly immediate drinking.
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Post by AHB » 22:49 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Vintage port. Dark centre, slightly orange rim. Nose of richly spiced fruitcake with a distinct tone of tinned mandarin segments. Elegant, dry entry with fruit coming through in the mid-palate as flavours of redcurrants and raisins. A glow on the aftertaste and then a long, tingling aftertaste of dried dark cherries. Elegant, lovely and a lot of life yet left in this port. 6/6 or 92/100. Decanted for 3 hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 00:00 Wed 30 Jan 2008

An interesting addition given the speculation around it's make-up. AHB seemed to have a better experience than I did with this one.

My TN says: "Dark. Anicede on the nose. Very thick but quite hot"

I rated this 13th out of 14. AHB had it at 5th.

I remember enjoying this and this is one of the ports that demonstrate the point I have made in the Review thread in that there were no real disappointments in this line-up, with the exception of the probably flawed bottle of Warre.

Thanks to AHB for adding this to the line-up. A very interesting experience and the first Avery's I have had.
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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:45 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Very disjointed hot unknit 12th

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1966 Avery cork

Post by jdaw1 » 03:27 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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