1970 Dalva

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jdaw1
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1970 Dalva

Post by jdaw1 » 23:35 Mon 26 Jan 2009

Part of The 1970 Horizontal (the definite article being most appropriate all hail organiser Axel P), in The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY, on Friday 30th January 2009.

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Re: 1970 Dalva

Post by DRT » 21:58 Sun 01 Feb 2009

My note says: "VA - not as bad as the da Silva"
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Dalva

Post by jdaw1 » 14:17 Wed 04 Feb 2009

1970 Dalva: said by Dominic Symington to be the same wine as da Silva 1970. But the nose was much lighter than the dS. The taste initially promised dark fruit, but then drowned in acid, thus rather resembling the González Byass 1970.

I propose renaming this in the TN index to ‟Dalva, aka Presidential, aka da Silva”. Thoughts?

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Re: 1970 Dalva

Post by DRT » 22:22 Wed 04 Feb 2009

jdaw1 wrote: I propose renaming this in the TN index to ‟Dalva, aka Presidential, aka da Silva”. Thoughts?
I think da Silva is the name of the producer and Dalva and Presidential are the brands under which the comany trades. The listing should perhaps be "da Silva, aka Dalva, aka Presidential".
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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