1987 Warre Cavadinha

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AHB
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1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by AHB » 14:11 Thu 23 Jul 2009

Gentle chocolate on the nose, very dense in flavour - almost Douro baked cherries. Full and sweet in the mouth, plenty of flavours and still showing a hint of tannin. Quite big flavours but also some bake. The flavours do get bigger in the mouth. Big and very filling aftertaste. Long lasting, concentrated and delicious - the best feature of the wine. Unbalanced, but probably a bottle flaw.

Sadly, after having sat in the glass for some time, it became clear that this bottle was very mildly corked. NR. Drunk on 21 July 2009 after 8 hours decanting.
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by DRT » 09:42 Sun 26 Jul 2009

I detected VA on the nose from the outset but, as AHB has said, this was in fact corked.

My note says: VA on the nose. Nice dark red colour. Medium weight. A little spritzy with a very hot finish.

From what others have told me this doesn't seem to have been a representative bottle of WC87.

Derek
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by uncle tom » 20:28 Sun 26 Jul 2009

Not a brilliant bottle, and yes, probably very slightly corked. Need to re-visit this one.

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Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by WS1 » 23:33 Tue 28 Jul 2009

Hi there,

there is nothing from me else to add then I am in the middle of revistiting now. It is a shame that the bt I brought along to the offline was corked (even only mildly) as this is a fantastic wine. In my eyes not as good as the Malvedos 1987 but just all what you want from a Vintage Port from a good year. As soon as there is a chance i will bring another bt to show the difference if required and there is interest.

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Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by AHB » 12:41 Wed 29 Jul 2009

I'd certainly be interested to find out what a good bottle of this can offer. Yes please!
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Re: 1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Post by DRT » 15:59 Sun 09 Aug 2009

Discussion about ideas for off-lines split and moved to here.
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