1983 Offley Boa Vista

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1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by AHB » 16:35 Sat 13 Dec 2008

From a bottle with a cork branded as "Offley Boa Vista 1983 vintage". A deep red colour, very little sign of aging or maturity. Very much a primary fruit driven smell - lots of sweet blackcurrants; initially very difficult to get past a rather overwhelming amount of spirit dominating the blackcurrant. In the mouth there was lots of sweet black fruit but this was a very young port, still tannic and raw even after 25 years. The aftertaste was disappointing, being very much led by the spirit and rather short. A wine to tuck away for another decade or to decant for 24+ hours, a serious heavyweight if it pulls iteself together properly. 88/100 after 3 hours of decanting. Drunk 11/12/08.
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