1987 Croft Roeda

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1987 Quinta da Roeda vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:37 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Used to wash down the fillet steak - a job which it did admirably. Mature red in colour, deep but with a transparent centre. Redcurrants lift out of the glass. Wonderfully mature secondary fruit in the moyth, sweet redcurrant mixed flavoured with All Spice. The more air mixed in with the wine, the more flavours and complexity appear. A wonderful burst of flavours on swallowing, a burst of fruit which fades away slowly. Very enjoyable wine. I have yet to find a 1987 port which is not enjoyable. 92/100.
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Roeda vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:19 Sat 20 Dec 2008

An excellent quaffer which went very well with medium rare fillet steak.

I would buy this for immediate drinking and it may even be worth having a few in the cellar for the medium term.
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Roeda vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 21:11 Sat 20 Dec 2008

An odd bottle, part of an auction job lot. Rarely, if ever, has so much gloopy sediment emerged from a bottle when decanting. As a drinker it does nothing to spoil the reputation of the '87's - I shall be looking to secure some more.

Tom
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Roeda vintage port

Post by JacobH » 22:35 Sat 20 Dec 2008

On the palate, this reminded me a lot of the other two Roedas I have had recently: the 1997 and 1995, although it no longer has the huge fruit on the nose. It reinforces my lack of conviction (if I can say that without overly abusing the English language!) about Roeda but I accept that I am in a minority for this!
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