WSET Level 2 Class 9

BCIT Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
Tasted Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by fries with 209 views

Flight 1 - Dry Sherry (2 Notes)

Flight 2 - Port Styles (3 Notes)

  • NV Taylor (Fladgate) Porto 10 Year Old Tawny

    Portugal, Douro, Porto

    Tasted blind. Just a little hazy, medium tawny. Nose is clean, medium intensity, aromas of raisin, dried black and red fruit, spice. Palate is medium+ sweet, medium- acid, low tannin, medium body, with flavours of raisin, plum, dried black cherry and spice. Finish is medium+. Good quality tawny port.

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  • 2006 Graham Porto Late Bottled Vintage

    Portugal, Douro, Porto

    Tasted blind. Clear, deep ruby. Nose is clean, medium intensity, aromas of slightly raisiny bright black fruit, spice, and tabacco. Palate is medium-sweet, medium acid, medium tannin, medium body, with flavours of black fruit (cassis), tabacco, mint, and spice. Finish is medium+. Good quality LBV.

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  • 2003 Quinta do Vale Meão Porto Vintage

    Portugal, Douro, Porto

    Tasted blind. Clear, very dark ruby-purple. Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, aromas of plummy, spicy black fruit, with a strong mineral tang. Palate is medium-sweet, medium- acid, high tannin, medium+ body, flavours of deep black fruit (plum, blackberry, cassis jam), graphite, stone... brawny and youthful. Finish is loooonnnngggg. Very good quality vintage port.

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Flight 3 - Cognac (1 Note)

  • NV Rémy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac VSOP

    France, Cognac, Fine Champagne Cognac

    Tasted non-blind. Clear deep gold-amber. Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, aromas of dried apricot, golden raisin, candied orange rind, vanilla, spice, a touch floral. Palate is dry, medium- acid, medium+ body, with viscous texture, flavours of dried apricot, woodsy spice, vanilla. Finish is medium+. Good quality cognac.

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Flight 4 - Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 Note)

  • NV Cardhu Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 Year

    United Kingdom, Scotland, Highlands, Speyside

    Tasted non-blind. Clear, medium+ gold-amber. Nose is clean, pronouced intensity, aromas of cereal, sweet stone fruit, a floral hint, light smoke, and a little oak spice. Palate is dry, low acid, medium body, with flavours of citrus, cereal, savoury smoke, and oak/vanilla. Finish is long. Good quality single malt, but a bit generic.

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Flight 5 - Jamaican Rum (1 Note)

  • NV Appleton Estate Reserve

    Jamaica

    Tasted non-blind. Clear, medium+ amber. Nose is clean, pronouced intensity, with aromas of molasses, baked banana, candied fruit, strong vanilla. Palate is dry, low acid, medium body, flavours of sweet oak spice, vanilla, baked pineapple cake, molasses. Finish is medium+. Quality is acceptable to good... not my preference.

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