1964 Krohn White Colheita

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DRT
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1964 Krohn White Colheita

Post by DRT » 22:22 Sat 12 Jul 2008

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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No pictures of this bottle were taken.

Post by jdaw1 » 00:16 Tue 15 Jul 2008

No pictures of this bottle were taken.

My second white colheita, and another great bottle. Very pale, very white. Nosing of a light honey. Almost the Gale's Traditional Set Honey of my childhood (does it still have the same taste?). The soft honey also in the mouth. Later the nose deteriorated, acquiring sourness, but the white honey continued in the mouth. Like the Dalva Golden White colheita, but lighter.

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Post by DRT » 01:54 Tue 15 Jul 2008

This was decanted 18 hours prior to the tasting.

A fantasic glass of port that went very well with the seared scallops and cherry tomato starters [JDAW and I agreed that the green leaves on the side of the plate were unnecessary and more than likely poisonous]. Very smooth and refined and a classic colheita taste. Served blind you would never get this as being a white wine.

By far the best white port I have tasted. But I don't count Dalva Golden White 1952 as being white due to it's distinctly brown colour.

Thanks to ADV for giving me this bottle as part of a challenge. We met in Oporto in October 07 and exchanged bottles under the rule that the wine in the bottle had to be older than the recipient and cost less than £30 ($60). I think ADV may have cheated on the price :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Andy Velebil » 05:09 Tue 15 Jul 2008

DRT wrote:
Thanks to ADV for giving me this bottle as part of a challenge. We met in Oporto in October 07 and exchanged bottles under the rule that the wine in the bottle had to be older than the recipient and cost less than £30 ($60). I think ADV may have cheated on the price :roll:
Just a little :twisted: Glad you enjoyed it. I really like it and it does show best with a very long decant time.

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Post by AHB » 18:27 Fri 18 Jul 2008

It was truly a delicious wine to sip with the seared scallops and one which I very much enjoyed. Thank you ADV, who indirectly contributed this wine!

Pale honey colour, very pale green on the rim. The nose is so madeira like - lemon grass and fresh daisies and surprisingly peppery. Sweet in the mouth, delicate and flowery with lots of soft brown sugars. Delicate and lingering aftertaste. A very pleasant wine which went extremely well with the skewered grilled scallops starting course. 90/100.
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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