1970 Calem

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1970 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 23:37 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 Cálem

Post by DRT » 23:10 Sun 01 Feb 2009

Very dark colour. Lovely texture in the mouth. Dark fruits, tannic with a good length and a warm tingle on the end. This was a fabulous VP and I voted it to be my second favourite of the entire tasting.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1970 Cálem

Post by jdaw1 » 14:48 Wed 04 Feb 2009

1970 Cálem: dark red, a Fonseca colour, though an edge paler than its Cálem Quinta da Foz 1970 sibling. A lot of fruit and length, though an edge lighter and sweeter than the Foz. Less spice than the Foz, which I preferred. Rightly described by Dominic Symington as ‟bloody good wine”. Some thought Cálem the winner of the â™  flight (Cá, CáF, H, Mz); I had it second.

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