1966 Berry Brothers

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jdaw1
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1966 Berry Brothers

Post by jdaw1 » 03:43 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Berry Brothers & Rudd 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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“shipped by Warre’s agent†

Post by jdaw1 » 04:08 Wed 16 Jan 2008

Purchased by JDAW for ≈£45 in 2002. BBR told JDAW that BBR’s 1966 was Warre. DRT quotes Broadbent as saying “Shipped via Percy Fox & Co, then Warre’s agents†.

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Post by AHB » 22:59 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Deeper in colour than the Warre '66 alongside this glass. Some alcohol coming through on the nose carrying with it scents of fresh cut grass, coffee grindings and muscvado sugar. A quiet and gentle entry carresses the tongue before delivering redcurrants and cranberries sweetened with light syrup. A decent but not memorable (in the context of the wines shown with this) aftertaste. Still plenty of mileage for this very adequate port. 3/3 or 88/100. Decanted for 4 hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 23:07 Tue 29 Jan 2008

As AHB has already said this was considerably darker than the "real" Warre 66 sitting beside it. I rated this 7th out of 14. AHB had it at 10th.

My TN says "That is really nice!"

Thank you to Jdaw for this very interesting contribution to the line-up.
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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:37 Thu 31 Jan 2008

5th best still very good no sign of waning

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1966 BBR capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 03:27 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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