1934 Dalva colheita

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1934 Dalva colheita

Post by RAYC » 14:26 Fri 08 Jul 2011

Tasted 7 July 2011 at TCP as part of the AbV II tasting

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Review of the evening as a whole

San Leonardo 10yr Tawny (bottled 2010)
Barão de Vilar 20 yr Tawny (bottled 2010)
Fonseca 30 yr Tawny (bottled 1982)
1934 Dalva House Reserve (colheita, bottled 1973)
1986 Warre Colheita (bottled 2007)
Buller's Fine Old Malmsey (NV, Aus Rutherglen)
1969 Domaine Mas Mouriane Maury
1994 Dow VP

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Bottled 1973. From (though not served in) an interesting misshapen bottle with streaks of sediment clearly visible through glass, this had clearly continued to develop in the course of its 38 years in bottle.

Incredibly dark brown with greenish tinge, this was noticeably more acidic than others in the line up but with really rich mouthfeel and long, long nutty aftertaste. "Madeirised" (DRT), with most guessing Madeira at first.

With two first picks and two third picks, this was WOTN by a hair.
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Re: 1934 Dalva House Reserve (colheita, bottled 1973)

Post by DRT » 20:53 Fri 08 Jul 2011

I recall saying that this was the same colour as a 1937 Colheita, which was the closest I got to guessing anything at this tasting.

It certainly was more like Madeira than port, but was a very nice glass of wine.
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Re: 1934 Dalva House Reserve (colheita, bottled 1973)

Post by WS1 » 09:11 Sat 16 Jul 2011

also my wine of the night; by far the most complex and concentrated wine. Certainly this was helped by a nudge of oxidation due to leaking cork and maderation as a consequence. Over all dark brown colour and had a very good finish. Despite its handicap it was very good; had an umami taste that came accross rather "cool" despite the slight ufge of oxodation. This is also what i like on these sort of wine (well cellared tawny ports); you loose the "hot" burning touch of the alcohol.
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