1977 Offley Boa Vista

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Cockburn 1900
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1977 Offley Boa Vista

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Offley

Post by AHB » 23:25 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Mature red colour, pale and light at only 30% opacity. Sweet and slightly cloying nose; time develops more perfume and improves the level of interesting coming out of the glass. Thick and soft in texture on the palate but with limited flavours and still a touch of the tannins providing a dryness to the palate. Air helps the late palate come to life, slowly becoming full and attractive. The aftertaste is rich and flavoursome, with a lovely fruit finish of good length. 89/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 6½ hours.
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Offley

Post by flash_uk » 18:21 Sat 30 Dec 2017

30% opacity, warm red, very clear. Lovely sweet red fruit nose. Silky smooth entry, chewy sweetness, red fruits - strawberries. Chocolate in the finish, with soft tannins and mild heat.

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