1970 Calem Foz

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jdaw1
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1970 Calem Foz

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 Quinta da Foz

Post by DRT » 23:12 Sun 01 Feb 2009

Very dark. Slightly cloudy. Smooth and delicious with the same characterisitics as the Calem 1970 but somewhat more mature and lacking the tannin. A beautiful port for drinking today.
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Re: 1970 Cálem Quinta da Foz

Post by jdaw1 » 15:32 Wed 04 Feb 2009

1970 Cálem Quinta da Foz: the preposition is ‟da”, despite an attempt at dissent by email committed by a sinner whose blushes I spare. Bottled by the Wine Society.

The darkest of the â™  flight (Rio Pinhão Valley: , CáF, H, Mz); the hue could easily be that of a Fonseca. Nosing of smoke and pepper, which were also present in the taste. Length not great, and less sweet than the plain Cálem. An Islay whisky, port-style. For me WOTF. Lovely big wine. Cálem, let alone Cálem Foz!?!

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