1947 Barros colheita

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Re: 1947 Barros colheita

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Re: 1947 Barros colheita

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Decanted 3pm.

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Re: 1947 Barros colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 21:05 Mon 10 Nov 2008

Look: Lightly cloudy. Light brown tint, but not what I'd call tan. Still red though.

Nose: Sourish, also some VA. Freshly dried apricots.

Taste: Very briefly sour on first contact, then very nice. Swallow and it's gone, though - it just vanishes.

Finish: Virtually none, though by the time I got to these it's possible I just couldn't detect a finish as my palate was overwhelmed.

I rated this #2 on the night despite the above notes. I found that as the night continued that most of the Ports didn't fare well compared directly to each other. Their flavors were often altered dramatically by whichever other Port I had just tried. The '47 and '52 Barros, however, were rock solid and seemed to improve as the night wore on. You wouldn't think that a Colheita would open up, but that's exactly what it seemed like they were doing to me. I'm not sure we even hit their sweet spot as we were only at the restaurant for 4 hours.

I took the remainder of this bottle back to the apartment to share with my brother-in-law, his wife, and my wife the next evening. By then they seemed to have been open too long, though they were still excellent and everyone enjoyed their samples.
Glenn Elliott

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