1935 Calem

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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1935 Calem vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:45 Sat 16 Jan 2010

From a burgundy-style bottle, acquired recently from one of the major London auction houses. Light orange in colour, very transparent. Lovely mimosa oranges on the nose. Sweet flavours in the mouth, light in body but delicious and elegant orange zest mixed with other citrus fruit flavours. Very tasty in the mouth. Huge orange zest aftertaste and good length of finish. 88/100. Drunk 17 Dec 2009.
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JacobH
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1935 Calem vintage port

Post by JacobH » 16:34 Sun 17 Jan 2010

I think AlexK got this in one by describing it as ‟drinking a Terry’s Chocolate Orange”. And I thought old Croft tasted of oranges. Is all old Cálem like this?
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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1935 Calem vintage port

Post by KillerB » 02:59 Wed 20 Jan 2010

... and I would like to point put how much I love Terry's Chocolate Orange - had a whole one to myself last week and thought of this Port every segment of the way. Delicious.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1935 Calem vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 21:26 Sat 27 Feb 2010

Mature brown, with a hint of red. Taste lightly tawny; no fruit; thin especially in mid-palate.

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