1977 Calem

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jdaw1
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1977 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 16:40 Sat 02 Dec 2017


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Re: 1977 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 16:22 Sun 03 Dec 2017

Cá77, decanted noon. Dark dark red, opacity not noted. Lighter than the two ’70s, with some spearmint, and a dirty note — farmyard? — that I didn’t like.

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Re: 1977 Calem

Post by AHB » 22:28 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Again the odd but distinctly soapy nose, this time on a deeply red, barely mature port that is 80% opaque. Under the soap is a concentrated redcurrant syrup. While the soap is the first and initial impression of this port, there are dry tannins under the odd flavour and some sweet fruit. A flash of acidity pops up on the aftertaste with some burnt cocoa on the finish. This is sweet and sticky and unbalanced but has a decent finish. Overall this is harsh and unpleasant. 74/100. 6 hour decant.
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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