1989 Barao de Vilar white colheita

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1989 Barao de Vilar white colheita

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Re: 1989 Barão de Vilar white colheita

Post by AHB » 22:02 Sat 27 Aug 2016

Bottled 2015. Modest gold colour, 10% opaque. Barley sugar nose, old and a bit oxidised with some plastic resin tones. Thick in texture, sweet and honeyed on entry with a good dose of acidity holding a nice balance - possibly even with some tannins in the mix. Lovely chewy aftertaste and a delicious long, long orange finish. A very peculiar port - revolting on the nose with a delicious palate. Served blind this was guessed to be the Casa do Douro 1963 white colheita. 88/100.
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Re: 1989 Barão de Vilar white colheita

Post by RonnieRoots » 02:45 Fri 02 Sep 2016

AHB wrote:Served blind this was guessed to be the Casa do Douro 1963 white colheita. 88/100.
Are you sure it isn't just that?

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Re: 1989 Barão de Vilar white colheita

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:53 Sat 03 Sep 2016

RonnieRoots wrote:
AHB wrote:Served blind this was guessed to be the Casa do Douro 1963 white colheita. 88/100.
Are you sure it isn't just that?
I've been into aged white Ports long before they were the "in" thing they are now. During those years I would always ask producers what old white Ports they had. The answer was almost always, very little to none. Then they got popular and you can guess what came next. I know the Casa do Douro had a good amount of stock of old white Ports. Hence, Why they put out their own from 1963 that you could only buy in their office in Regua. I am quite sure their stocks are not as big as they used to be..........

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Re: 1989 Barão de Vilar white colheita

Post by RonnieRoots » 01:19 Sun 04 Sep 2016

Andy Velebil wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:
AHB wrote:Served blind this was guessed to be the Casa do Douro 1963 white colheita. 88/100.
Are you sure it isn't just that?
I've been into aged white Ports long before they were the "in" thing they are now. During those years I would always ask producers what old white Ports they had. The answer was almost always, very little to none. Then they got popular and you can guess what came next. I know the Casa do Douro had a good amount of stock of old white Ports. Hence, Why they put out their own from 1963 that you could only buy in their office in Regua. I am quite sure their stocks are not as big as they used to be..........
Indeed, and if I recall correctly Barao de Vilar buys most (if not all) of their colheita stock from Casa do Douro...

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