1985 Offley Boa Vista

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1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 19:06 Wed 13 Aug 2008

Opened for mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and a friend of the wife’s.

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1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 19:07 Wed 13 Aug 2008

Two capsules. The cork disintegrated — is that typical of OBV corks?
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 19:58 Wed 13 Aug 2008

Pure red colour: very close to the official :tpf: red :990000:. Slightly dry on the nose, which might or might not contain raspberries. More of the stringency tasted in the 1995, somewhat drier, but not in the Dow way. Good length, though the aftertaste has a little heat not present earlier. Lovely basic drinking port.

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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Wed 13 Aug 2008

The dryness continues; the stringency has softened; and I kept getting glimpses of raspberry. Uncle Tom Score 6/6.

Alas my wicked guests have almost finished the whole decanter.

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