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  1. #1
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    EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    Haven't had a bottle of this stuff yet, and after having quite a bit of EW black label at the in-laws a few weeks back I feel like trying it.

    My open count has gotten a little large lately and I'm running out of room, so probably only buying one for the time being. Both on the shelf at my local, between the two which vintage do/did you prefer?

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    2002 was good but I'm really liking the 2003. Don't think you can go wrong with either, though.

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    EWSB 2003 is a great choice. If you stumble across a 2000 vintage I would recommend it over the 02 or 03, but what a great bargain all around. Enjoy!
    I'm not an expert but I have lots of opinions!

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    2002 has a great bouquet, and is silky-smooth but a bit short on flavor. Can't speak to the 03.

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    I don't believe that thinking about each vintage as distinct is realistic, it's more of a continuum as one year progresses to another. Each barrel is distinct, but the process is not altered when the vintage date changes, as far as I know. In other words, it is entirely unlike Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, for instance, where the aging or the mashbill is altered in a uniform manner each year.
    Last edited by MauiSon; 04-11-2013 at 01:32.

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    of the past 4 vintages, 00-03, i enjoyed '00 and '03 the best. those two years are the only one's i've bought multiples of.
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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    I like the 2003 better than the 2002, but they're very similar and you can't go wrong with either one.

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    Quote Originally Posted by omgmarclol View Post
    of the past 4 vintages, 00-03, i enjoyed '00 and '03 the best. those two years are the only one's i've bought multiples of.
    My wife and I did a blind tasting of these vintages. I preferred the '00 but she liked the '03. With that said, there was a clear family resemblance and repeating the tasting might easily produce different results. The maginal difference between "this is pretty good" and "this is damn good" is hard to quantify.
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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    Depends. We talking reviewer honey barrel here or not?

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    Re: EWSB 2002 or 2003?

    I'd go with the 2003
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