1977 Offley Boa Vista

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RonnieRoots
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1977 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 23:58 Fri 04 Jul 2008

Tasted at the July 2 1977 horizontal.

Light and brown in colour. Barnyardy and cheesy on the nose, with a taste of brown sugar and caramel. Overall very old and tired. Yet another guess for Delaforce and wrong again. 84 points.

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Post by AHB » 22:27 Mon 28 Jul 2008

Paling, very light in colour. Aged and decrepit on the nose showing cold roast meat. Empty in the mouth, sweetness but nothing else. The aftertaste is of reasonable length and there was once some good extraction. I suspect a spoiled bottle. NR.
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RonnieRoots
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Re: 1977 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:45 Mon 27 Oct 2008

To make searching easier, I've copy/pasted LadyR's tasting notes of this port, as originally posted here:
Offley Boa Vista ‘77
Light brown-red colour. Overwhelming sulfur smell, closest to running cheese or rotten cabbage. Behind the sulfur there are some hints of dust, smookey flesh and brown sugar. No more... Just loose components that don’t come together. Tired port. Maybe extreme bottle stink?
83 pts

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