I am going to a tasting on tuesday with Jimmy Russell. I'll see if I can ask him a question or two.
I can learn to resist anything but temptation.
I know I have read that there are some people who say the recent version was the best one they've ever tasted. I have drank 91, 93, 95, 99 and 03 and none of them stood out in my mind as being any better than another, but as they say Your Mileage May Very (YMMV). The current current (03RB?) was very good, but I'd have to assume it has just about ran it's course.
"everybody defamates from miles away
but face to face
they haven't got a thing to say"
I concur, the recent bottles that say 03 are very good as a matter of fact better than most of the 90's bottles.
What I found when I stacked up a few is the first year they did the 1855 (same juice in the WTRB) the juice was the deepest. I need to go find my notes, but I think is was the same as the 2nd bottleing of the 93 RB.
I do recall that the CC I had was deeper than the 03 from a couple years ago, but who knows now.
just polished off a 99 comparing it to 03. Though the 03 is good, the 99 was deeper, richer, better.
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."