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Anything but Port, this includes all wines other than fortified wines (which have their own section) even if they call themselves Port. There is a search facility for this part of the forum.
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Anything but Port, this includes all non-Port fortified wines even if they call themselves Port. There is a search facility for this part of the forum.
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jdaw1
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On Thursday 19th December 2013 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at The Bell in Wendens Ambo to taste old, peculiar and unknown bottles.

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Alex Bridgeman
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Very green rim, amber centre; 20% opaque. Salty, oxidised nose, with crushed pistachios and almonds. Sour and salty palate with very little fruit and an incredibly dry palate. Not attractive. No means of identifying this bottle, it was believed to be a venerable sherry or perhaps a dry madeira. (Labelled as bottle #4 at the tasting.) Not scored.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports.
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Nose very oxidised, farmyard, and candle wax. Palate very salty.
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