1985 Dalva colheita

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1985 Dalva colheita

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Re: 1985 Dalva colheita bottled 2010

Post by AHB » 18:24 Sat 20 Aug 2011

Bottled 2010. Mid orange in colour, paling on the rim; perhaps 20% opaque. Well balanced entry on the palate, with hints of sweet orange but considerable sherbert lemon acidity; a touch of VA on the palate adds to the complexity. Big palate presence. Big aftertaste, with a long and loud finish of intense kumquat flavours. Impressive. 87/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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