1970 Gonzalez Byass

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DRT
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1970 Gonzalez Byass Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 22:50 Wed 23 Apr 2008

Emergency decanted through Jdaw-supplied coffee filter and collapsable funnel travel kit.

Decanted 1 Hour
Smell of caramel when decanting but has now developed a little heat on the nose. Nice bright transparent ruby red with thick tears on the glass. Medium weight & smooth. Red cherry and strawberry flavours then a quick burst of heat which gently fades to a long anicede finish. No tannins to speak of and this seems to be either at or past its peak. I don't think it has many years left before it would start to fade but is a very nice glass of port right now, especially as it cost me just a little more than nothing :wink:

I will score later tonight or perhaps tomorrow as I put half of this in the fridge at decanting time.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by uncle tom » 23:04 Wed 23 Apr 2008

especially as it cost me just a little more than nothing
I wonder why.. :D

Tom
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Post by DRT » 23:26 Wed 23 Apr 2008

uncle tom wrote:
especially as it cost me just a little more than nothing
I wonder why.. :D

Tom
Because I know the only Reputable Wine Merchant in the land (or at least the only one who can use that description without it being an oxymoron) :lol:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by DRT » 00:20 Fri 25 Apr 2008

The second half of the bottle was decanted for 3 hours this evening.

No change whatsoever from last night. A perfectly respectable wine with nice fruit levels and a nice long finish. It isn't going anywhere as stated last night so for long term potential it scores below the median. For current drinking it is slightly above average so I give it a score of 6-3

Derek
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GB70

Post by jdaw1 » 01:17 Fri 25 Apr 2008

Never had a GB, and it sounds interesting. To be included in the eventual 1970 horizontal.

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Re: GB70

Post by DRT » 01:18 Fri 25 Apr 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Never had a GB, and it sounds interesting. To be included in the eventual 1970 horizontal.
I have more and so does my favourite Wine Merchant so it will definitely be there.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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