20 October 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,175
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 600
Believed Tappit Hen, possibly a large magnum. Two part moulded bottle. Embossed wax capsule. No label. Level base of neck
Tasting note: One of my all-time favourite ports. I have made nearly 30 notes since 1958, seven since 1990. A big wine that has evolved perfectly. A classic in 1991 bottled by Harvey’s: mature but rosy-cheeked; glorious bouquet, a fabulous fragrance erupting out of its depths. Sweet, refined, silky, yet still tannic, fleshy but firm. Showing well at a Gidleigh Park port tasting in the mid-1990s, fragrant, almost ethereal, lovely texture……Most recently decanted at 6.20pm, fully mature; a light, spicy bouquet that opened up magnificently by 10.30. Still very sweet, delicious flavour, glorious length. Perfection. Dinner at home, Oct 1999 ***** M.B.
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