Tesco (Symington) 2000 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Tesco (Symington) 2000 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Much darker than the others at the tasting but going red around the edge. Good stewed fruits on the nose. In the mouth, some red cherries and lots of tannins. Not quite as complex as might be expected. Guessed as a Niepoort LBV bottled by Fortnums.

Tasted at: The Bunghole

Date: 10th January 2012

Rated*: P

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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