1970 Rebello Valente

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uncle tom
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1970 Rebello Valente

Post by uncle tom » 20:07 Fri 18 Sep 2009

A sound bottle, decanted 13/9/09.

A rather underwhelming wine at first - reasonably approachable upon decanting, with little initial evolution - nose rather bland, moderately light, fully mature, typical '70. Good but not great, bit of a yawn case..

In fact, after quaffing half the decanter over the first and second day, I was distracted by beer and claret for a couple of days.

Returning at around D + 96 I found a vastly superior nose and great integration - a real pleasure to quaff to extinction.

Score 7-6 - but don't be in a hurry..

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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