1964 Dalva colheita

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Re: 1964 Dalva colheita (bottled 1972)

Post by AHB » 22:21 Sun 01 May 2011

Bottled 1972. Very light barley sugar in colour, 10% opaque. Quite herbaceous on the nose, smelling of fine composted leaves and freshly cut honeydew melon. Sweet in the mouth, with a silky texture and a medium body; tasting of mild brown sugar with damson overtones. A slight touch of heat on the afteraste, which evolves into a long, sticky burnt sugar finish. An elegant port, but one lacking in depth and complexity. 86/100.
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