1983 Offley Boa Vista

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by benread » 18:56 Wed 17 Feb 2010

Decanted 6pm. Beautiful dark red colour with lost of fruit on the nose. Not much sediment, but what there was took the form of large flakes. The cork came out in one piece which made life easy!

Thanks go to Uncle Tom for supplying this bottle!

More later, when Edward has been put to bed!
Ben
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Vintage 1970!

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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by benread » 21:51 Wed 17 Feb 2010

Edward asleep. More now. (In both senses!)

Not much on the nose - slight hint of pear drops but nothing much more. To taste this has more noticeable fruits, with some tannins but not a monster. The finish is not huge, but pleasant. It is a lovely wine for drinking now and I would drink lots more of it if I had lots more of it!
Ben
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 01:33 Thu 18 Feb 2010

benread wrote:a lovely wine for drinking now and I would drink lots more of it if I had lots more of it!
I think that sums this wine up to a tee :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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