1983 Offley Boa Vista

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benread
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1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by benread » 12:36 Wed 15 Jul 2009

Decanted for sharing with a like minded friend tonight. Decanted at 11.30am. This is a dark red colour with lots of fruit evident on the nose. The cork came out cleanly - always a nice surprise when so many seem to break in half.

The sediment was quite fine, but an hours standing seems to have given a clean decant.

More to follow tonight!
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 13:05 Wed 15 Jul 2009

OBV83 is yummy juice :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by benread » 05:55 Thu 16 Jul 2009

DRT wrote:OBV83 is yummy juice :D
Agreed!

Liquorice was the general consensus, followed by an effect from the tannins similar to that produced by a Dyson airblade hand drier - not that i have tried that on my gums!

One glass remains for tonight to test whether longer than 12 hours decant times are required.
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by benread » 22:37 Thu 16 Jul 2009

Even better after 36 hours. It just tastes better integrated as a drink.
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by uncle tom » 18:50 Tue 28 Jul 2009

OBV83 is yummy juice
And I still have a few bottles to spare @ £16 ea.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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