1971 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1971 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by PhilW » 09:44 Thu 03 Nov 2016

Bottled 2012.
Lovely deep golden amber colour.
Initial flavour of soft caramel, cut across by superbly balanced acidity (no bite, just balance); hints of citrus (mandarin), peach and honey. Very long finish, amazingly smooth all the way. Delicious.
Rating: Excellent-

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gerwin.degraaf
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Re: 1971 Dalva Golden White

Post by gerwin.degraaf » 22:25 Thu 03 Nov 2016

PhilW wrote:Bottled 2012.
Lovely deep golden amber colour.
Initial flavour of soft caramel, cut across by superbly balanced acidity (no bite, just balance); hints of citrus (mandarin), peach and honey. Very long finish, amazingly smooth all the way. Delicious.
Rating: Excellent-
Nice bottle! And a very good tasting-note. Had a bottle of this (500 ml) about 6 weeks ago with family, and that also showed rather excellent :nirvana:

Glenn E.
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Re: 1971 Dalva Golden White

Post by Glenn E. » 05:49 Fri 04 Nov 2016

I prefer the '71 over the '63. It's a very nice Port.
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PhilW
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Re: 1971 Dalva Golden White

Post by PhilW » 09:02 Fri 04 Nov 2016

Glenn E. wrote:I prefer the '71 over the '63. It's a very nice Port.
Completely agree; I have tasted them side by side previously with the same conclusion. I'm very impressed with the '71.

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