According to Taylors:

The origin of ‘Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?’ is attributed to Henry Bathurst who was Bishop of Norwich from 1805 to 1837.  Bishop Bathurst lived to the age of 93 by which time his eyesight was deteriorating and he had developed a tendency to fall asleep at the table towards the end of the meal. As result he often failed to pass on the Port decanters several of which would accumulate by his right elbow to the consternation of those seated further up the table.  A bon vivant said to possess a prodigious capacity for wine consumption, he was sometimes suspected of using these frailties to his advantage.

 

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2003 Vintage

2003 Dow
93 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
12 bot @ £540 per 12, in bond
Aromas of blackberries and licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lots of sweetness, fine tannins and a caressing, textured finish. A refined Dow. Best after 2012.

2003 Croft
96 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
12 bot @ £300 per 12, in bond
Gorgeous aromas of blueberries and dried flowers follow through to a sweet, full-bodied palate. Velvety and round, with lovely fruit. Long finish. Best after 2015.



2000 Vintage

2000 Churchill 
95 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
24 bot @ £400 per 12, in bond
This young Port shows intense aromas of black licorice and berries. It's full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a long, long finish. Seductive. Fantastic young Port from Churchill. Best ever. Best after 2012.

2000 Dow
93 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
24 bot @ £360 per 12 (duty paid, ex VAT)
Very grapey, with lots of black licorice and blackberry character. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, exquisite finish. Refined and well-made. Best after 2012.

2000 Fonseca
94 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
24 bot @ £440 per 12, in bond
Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and a long finish. Beauty. Very harmonious for Fonseca. Best after 2011.



1997 Vintage

1997 Churchill 
91 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
24 bot @ £350 per 12, in bond
Aromas of blackberry, mineral and lead pencil follow through to a full-bodied, chewy and rich palate. Still tannic and rich. Quite dry for a Vintage Port. Needs time to come around. Raisiny aftertaste. Big wine. Better than I remember. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2009.

1997 Dow 
94 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
36 bot @ £350 per 12 (duty paid, ex VAT)
Blackberry and plum character. Full-bodied, velvety and balanced. Lovely velvety tannins, sweet and long. Soft-textured yet fresh and racy. A beauty. This is would be better with a little more age, but already pretty. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2009.



1970 Vintage

1970 Taylor 

98 points James Suckling, Wine Spectator
12 bot @ £1350 per 12 (duty paid, ex VAT)
Clearly lives up to Taylor's superb reputation. Deep ruby, with intense violet and chocolate aromas, full-bodied, with gorgeous fruit flavors, full but well-integrated tannins and an extremely long finish. Amazing balance and finesse.