1977 Rebello Valente

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 12:19 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 11:58 Thu 17 Aug 2017

20% opacity, red brown, amber rim. Lovely sweet smooth entry, citrus. I guessed GM67. When Charles revealed that CPR I was the same port from a magnum, I was pleased that I at least managed to guess the same wine for that, even if it was the wrong wine!

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Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 14:41 Sat 04 Nov 2017

From magnum with this bottle having been stored at room temperature once decanted. Pale rose colour, very light at 20% opacity. Soft jelly fruit on the nose, mature and delicious with lovely sweet floral components and an odd slight hint of petrol. Mature on the palate, lacking a little fruit but with plenty of acidity. Fragrant and a little delicate with lots of rose water. Surprisingly fiery aftertaste and a great finish of good length, full of red licorice and black chocolate. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1975. 89/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 12 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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