1985 Dalva colheita

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1985 Dalva colheita

Post by AHB » 21:30 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Drunk at Quevedo's Quinta Santa Rosario with Oscar and Claudia Quevedo and Christian Gollnick. Bottled 2014. Dark olive-brown colour with a hint of green on the rim; 60% opaque. A touch of petrol on the nose, quite a lot of VA - and a lot more released with a swirl - but it settles down to a pleasant over-ripe fresh orange. Lusciously thick in texture with a good acidity supporting a sweet core based around dates and dried apricots. Air forces out dried thyme and orange marmalade. Delicious dried apple on the aftertaste with a long finish showing a bit of tobacco. This is great port, but a little overwhelming and not something you could drink a lot of. 92/100. Drunk 28-Sep-16.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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