1955 Offley Boa Vista

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1955 Offley Boa Vista

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 21:24 Sun 09 Apr 2017

O55. Orange, 25% opaque. Lighter than most, though like most quite dry. Soft and more than fully mature.

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by flash_uk » 15:49 Mon 10 Apr 2017

30% opacity, amber. Nose slight;y sharp, though vanilla notes and tart oranges. Smooth, syrupy, heat and acidity mid to late palate. Sweetness, oranges.

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by AHB » 15:30 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Oporto bottled. Burnished orange colour, 30% opaque. A gentle nose of mature fruit spiced with tobacco to give a spicy and lively nose. Nice thick texture on the palate, which seems to be typical of the 1955 vintage. Resilient acidity supports a big and bold orange and elderflower flavour. Delicate and floral, the aftertaste is sweet and has generous levels of orange. This is a wonderful mature port with lovely refined flavours yet still lively and bright. My joint favourite of the 1955 ports on the night. 95/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 3½ hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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