1948 Unknown

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1948 Unknown

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The traditional gathering to taste bottles from the Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends, in the Bell.

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Re: 1948 Unknown

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Didn't write too much about this. It was sitting curiously on its own behind the bar in The White Horse in Newport before the tasting, and reappeared at The Bell as Dave's adoption.

Label bears the legend


Dirk told us that this descriptor was illegal.

Actually not too bad, not too woody. Quite fresh.
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Re: 1948 Unknown

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Presumed to be a 1948 colheita, no bottling date or clue as to the shipper. Olive brown colour with a green rim, 30% opaque. Smelly nose, underneath the bottle stink is some good sweet honey and lime. Quite metallic on the nose. Gentle coffee on the palate, with more honey-sweetened lime and good balancing acidity that combine to give a nice palate. Lime marmalade finish that has a good length and ends with a slight honey stickiness. 89/100.
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, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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