1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by AHB » 23:47 Fri 08 Oct 2010

Tasted at C. da Silva's new tasting house in Vila Nova de Gaia. Bottled October 2009. Mid-depth burnt sienna in colour, 20% opaque. A dense nose, lots of pear and some pine resin. Very dense in texture, huge flavours of wine with masses of marmalade, quince bitters and soft pine resin. Some tingling aftertaste, then dry cheeks and a warm glow with a mouthfull of caramel and orange liquer. This really is a lovely wine. 92/100. Drunk 28 Sep 2010.
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by dalilacene » 15:01 Sun 10 Apr 2011

bottled 2004;
This really is a lovely wine. 92/100. Drunk 28 Sep 2010.
for me many more than a lovely wine.
Absolutely incredible.
Nuts,oranges,peach,raisins,really endless.
And absolutely strong.For the next many decades.
Why not 100/100
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by Cookie » 19:16 Sun 10 Apr 2011

I totally agree and this is way up there in my top three wines:D :D
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by Axel P » 20:48 Mon 11 Apr 2011

It definitely is a superb Colheita, but having had the priviledge to taste the 37s of Niepoort, Kopke, Andresen and Noval puts even the 52 Golden White into another perspective.

Extremely well made port, much better than the follower from 63, but I consider this to be somewhere at 18,5-19/20

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by dalilacene » 21:42 Mon 11 Apr 2011

Hi,
Extremely well made port, much better than the follower from 63, but I consider this to be somewhere at 18,5-19/20

Axel
that is enough for me(18,5-19/20),have bought at the same day ,the next 4 bt. :roll:
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Post by Axel P » 15:12 Wed 13 Apr 2011

Cant do anything wrong with this. Where in CH are you located at. I will be in the Engadin next week.

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 17:01 Wed 13 Apr 2011

Axel P wrote:It definitely is a superb Colheita, but having had the priviledge to taste the 37s of Niepoort, Kopke, Andresen and Noval puts even the 52 Golden White into another perspective.

Extremely well made port, much better than the follower from 63, but I consider this to be somewhere at 18,5-19/20
I agree - the '52 Dalva Golden White is among the very best (if not the very best) White Colheita available, but I usually have it around 94-95 points. The 1937 tawny Colheitas really change one's perspective on a lot of other Ports. I'll add the 1937 Warre to Axel's list - just mind blowingly good.

It will be interesting to see how the '63 Dalva Golden White evolves over the next 10 years. I think it may close the gap, but I don't think it will ever be quite as good as the '52 is now.
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by JacobH » 16:52 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Glenn E. wrote:I agree - the '52 Dalva Golden White is among the very best (if not the very best) White Colheita available, but I usually have it around 94-95 points.
How many white colheitas are there out there? Apart from the Dalvas, I've seen some from Santa Eufémia and tried a 1933 Calem, but didn't think there were many more (if any) in existence.
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 02:31 Fri 15 Apr 2011

JacobH wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:I agree - the '52 Dalva Golden White is among the very best (if not the very best) White Colheita available, but I usually have it around 94-95 points.
How many white colheitas are there out there? Apart from the Dalvas, I've seen some from Santa Eufémia and tried a 1933 Calem, but didn't think there were many more (if any) in existence.
Several, at least. I've had a couple of different ones from Krohn (their 1964 is at least the equal of the 1963 Dalva in my opinion) and I could swear that I've seen Kopkes before but can't at the moment find any.

They're definitely rare but not impossible to find. The White TWAIOA are much more common now that they've been accepted by the IVdP.
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by mosesbotbol » 13:00 Sat 16 Apr 2011

’52 Dalva is not going to be around another 5 years I bet. As lovely as it is, I’ve found it to be fading over the last few years. 5 years ago was the first time I tried it and subsequent annual bottles have been a tad less fabulous each year. Granted the lowest rating is still 94ish points.

When drinking it only seldom, it could be my initial memory vaulted it higher and it’s really just as good as the first time I have had it? Dalva has the Rui Paula Colheita which will be another classic from this house.

I thought Kopke’s white is a 10 year, not a Colhieta?
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by dalilacene » 13:22 Sat 16 Apr 2011

Cant do anything wrong with this. Where in CH are you located at. I will be in the Engadin next week.

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 21:42 Sat 16 Apr 2011

mosesbotbol wrote:I thought Kopke’s white is a 10 year, not a Colhieta?
Kopke has a full lineup of 10- through 40-yr old whites which I saw all together at Porto Clerigos. (Near the Clerigos tower in Porto. Duh.) But for some reason I keep thinking I've seen a dated white Colheita from them as well. Perhaps not, it could just be my faulty memory.
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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 11:48 Tue 19 Apr 2011

The ’52 has been variable for me. At its best, as good as the best. But sometimes markedly less so.

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