1994 Eira Velha

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winesecretary
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Re: 1994 Eira Velha

Post by winesecretary » 16:04 Wed 12 Jun 2019

55% opaque, pale in this young company. On the nose, a slightly bitter tang. Really quite bitter in the mouth. Possibly not a representative bottle.

NickA
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Re: 1994 Eira Velha

Post by NickA » 21:47 Wed 12 Jun 2019

Second lightest. Similar story. I drank the last of a full case several years back (it really changed quite dramatically 7-8 years back from one of the darkest to the lightest). But this difference here is the early maturity still leaves a moderately attractive mature port. Note of dates, figs, and a lighter smoky spirity palate with little direct fruit remaining. A little grip on finish but overall a bit attenuated. This was definitely better 5-10 years ago for me.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1994 Eira Velha

Post by flash_uk » 14:51 Thu 13 Jun 2019

40% opacity, red core, orange rim. Complex nose. Mid-weight, fruit is quite crisp, late palate has some heat. Fruit has citrus, notes, lemon. Much more mature and evolved than the other '94s on show.

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Re: 1994 Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 17:50 Thu 15 Aug 2019

EV94, decanted 07:30. Glorious red, 45% opaque. Palate bacterial, with sweetness and length behind.

Replacement glass? Still not right.

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