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“1983… (a Vintage Port I Should Turn To Be)”? Jimi Hendrix And 1983 Taylor

by Stuart George

My office at 50 Brook Street is just up the road from 23 Brook Street, where Jimi Hendrix lived from June 1968 to March 1969.

It is well worth a visit to admire the meticulous recreation of the flat as it was when Hendrix lived there.

“1983… (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)” is a song recorded in 1968 for the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s third album "Electric Ladyland".

Speaking of 1983 in Brook Street… We have a few bottles of Taylor’s Vintage Port.

Overall, it was a very good Port vintage. The resulting wines were built to last, with ebullient tannins that have melted away over the years like the snow in Pinhão.

The dilapidated labels of my bottles evidence long-term storage in a cool, damp cellar… Perfect!

In the meantime, don’t overdo it with the “Burning of the Midnight Lamp”; try not to get run over by “Crosstown Traffic”; stay safe and well and sane, and avoid “Manic Depression”…

About the Author

Stuart George - Mayfair-based Arden Fine Wines was founded by Stuart George in 2019. Stuart began his wine career 25 years ago working alongside the distinguished Master of Wine and Burgundy expert Anthony Hanson. A holder of the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma in Wine and Spirits since 2000, Stuart has tasted vintages back to 1780. He was UK Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2003. He was winner of the 2019 Scuderia Ferrari Wine Award for “outstanding professional achievements".

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