1977 Offley Boa Vista

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1977 Offley Boa Vista Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 22:26 Fri 22 Jun 2007

Cork came out intact (no glue necessary) but was very short. Decanted easily from a thick purple cust. Dark tawny colour. Sightly cloudy and a very spirity nose on decanting.

+8 Hours
Still has a rather dull appearance and spitit dominates the nose. Thick mouth feel - burnt sugar with very little fruit. Hot after a few seconds then fades to a reasonably long but bitter finish. I wonder of this bottle is cooked?

+11 Hours
Darker colour but still not bright. Heat has faded from the nose but still no fruit to speak of. Mouth-feel is still thick and chewy but there is no depth to the wine - I haven't tasted or smelled any fruit yet. This must be wrong.

+36 Hours
Much darker but still slightly cloudy. Some red fruits on the nose now but nothing to write home about. Mouth-feel is thicker and very satisfying. Less of the burny tastes of yesterday but still no real fruity taste. Finish has a slight minty tingle and the whole experience has less heat than yesterday. Better, but still not great.

Score: 3-1

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