1960 Butler Nephew

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jdaw1
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1960 Butler Nephew

Post by jdaw1 » 14:07 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by AHB » 23:48 Sun 07 Feb 2016

Opened using tongs and decanted at 9pm on Sunday night, directly into a screw cap wine bottle. Previous experience having indicated an extended decant might be of benefit to this port.

Both original bottle and screw cap wine bottle are travelling to the B&F tomorrow, the former so Phil will be able to photograph it for the port image library.
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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by PhilW » 14:54 Mon 08 Feb 2016

AHB wrote:Both original bottle and screw cap wine bottle are travelling to the B&F tomorrow, the former so Phil will be able to photograph it for the port image library.
Thank you :)

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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by flash_uk » 12:32 Mon 15 Feb 2016

15% opacity, warm orange brown. Very fine and gentle mouthfeel, wonderful balance and superb length. Really very nice port!

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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by AHB » 15:59 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Light rose-orange in colour, 20% opaque. A lovely bitter-sweet kumquat on the nose, delicate yet fragrant, concentrated and delicious; nicely developed and very attractive. Smooth entry with spicy marmalade with lots of fire. Delicious and alive with the acidity keeping this port very fresh and sprightly. Slightly peppery aftertaste with a king, bitter marmalade finish of intense and sweet caramelised orange peel. Very fine port. 94/100. Drunk 08-Feb-16. 22 hours double decanted.
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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by Doggett » 14:16 Wed 09 Mar 2016

BN60 Light in colour and also on the nose with just a touch of caramelised fruit coming through. On the taste this is a beautiful mature port, expressing the best of 'vintage' with some fruits still showing, but combined with some aged tawny characteristics. A sophisticated and complex port that had wonderful balance with some spice and heat on the finish. I have heard others talk about B&N ports before, but never had the pleasure, and this lived up to expectations. Thanks to Alex for bringing it along, a privilidge to taste this fine 56YO port.
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Re: 1960 Butler Nephew

Post by jdaw1 » 10:46 Thu 21 Apr 2016

BN60. Orange, 20% opaque. Palate unctuous. Very soft, mid weight, very long, hint of smoke and exotic fruit — pineapple? Later, still delicious.

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