1978 Barros colheita

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1978 Barros colheita

Post by flash_uk » 13:29 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1978 Barros Colheita

Post by AHB » 18:06 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Bottled 2011. Slightly cloudy and full of fine particulate, the colour of golden syrup. Opaque. Slightly oxidised nose, harsh and a touch astringent. Thick in texture on the palate but initially empty of flavour; air brings out a lovely brown sugar and date flavour. There is enough acidity to provide a good balance but not enough to distract from the date tones. Gentle and flavoursome date finish and a great length. Much better on the palate than the nose would lead you to anticipate. 87/100.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1978 Barros Colheita

Post by flash_uk » 15:35 Thu 08 Sep 2016

70% opacity, cloudy, brown. Soft toffee on the nose. Sweet sugary entry, very candied.

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