1983 Rocha colheita

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jdaw1
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1983 Rocha colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 02:25 Sun 22 Mar 2009

A sample sent to me by Eric D. The taste is overwhelmingly of Gales runny honey, with lots of flowers. A meadow in spring, sprung to mind. Very lovely. Thank you Eric.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=23622#p23622]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Eric D recently posted to me a sample of 1983 Rocha colheita, in a seemingly usual bottle, but with a non-standard lid labelled Martinelli’s Gold Medal 100% Apple Juice, bar code 0-412448-1. Martinelli’s doesn’t make 2 fld oz product, so I’m guessing that only the lid has been changed.

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Re: 1983 Rocha colheita

Post by EricD » 22:32 Tue 31 Mar 2009

If the lid fits, use it! That's funny, I didn't even notice the lids got switched!

Rocha 1983 Colheita: (bottled 2005) Nice amber color, with almonds, vanilla and cloves on the nose, along with the aroma of fresh baked bread. Fairly light mouth feel, but very, very sweet on the palate, with candied citron on the finish. Very nice.

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Re: 1983 Rocha colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 23:08 Tue 31 Mar 2009

I realised later that it might have been me that switched the lids. I might have removed the ‘real’ and put it down next to the apple lid, and then washed the apple lid.

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Re: 1983 Rocha colheita

Post by DRT » 00:07 Wed 01 Apr 2009

jdaw1 wrote:I realised later that it might have been me that switched the lids. I might have removed the ‘real’ and put it down next to the apple lid, and then washed the apple lid.
:shock:
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