2016 Offley

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Fonseca 1963
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2016 Offley

Post by AHB » 20:29 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Transparent centre, but only just. A wonderful nose of ripe blackcurrant over a core of lime acidity — very inviting. Smooth and rounded fruit on entry then a massive wave of tannins grabs and holds the palate. This is a port which takes no prisoners. One of the bigger and more powerful ports of the vintage. Huge aftertaste with the chocolate tannins dominating everything before evolving into sharp blackcurrant skin and black chocolate. This is great, big, old-fashioned port. 93-95.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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Re: 2016 Offley

Post by Doggett » 15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018

O16 Deep ruby red with purple tinged rim. Good fruit on the nose. Smooth but thick with tannins on the texture. Good port but the tannic backbone showing more than some which had it slightly out of balance, but it felt like this port has very good ageing potential and I look forward to seeing it evolve.
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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 2016 Offley

Post by flash_uk » 21:01 Sun 13 Jan 2019

95% opacity, totally red. Dark fruit on the nose. Full, high levels of coarse tannin, massively dry. Blackcurrant and plums. Big beast this one.

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