1983 Offley Boa Vista

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1983 Offley Boa Vista vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:06 Mon 03 Oct 2011

Deep red, modest colouring on the rim; opaque. Milk chocolate and bitter cranberry combine on the nose - more youthful than perhaps might be expected of a 28 year old port. Silky texture with dry fruit and a nice balance - perhaps a little bit on the light side. The tannins are soft and well placed. Gentle aftertaste with a lingering and soft finish. This is drinking well now. 87/100. Drunk 29 Sep 2011.
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RAYC
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista vintage port

Post by RAYC » 23:24 Mon 03 Oct 2011

Yes, good stuff. No formal note but i did enjoy this, quite youthful still i felt (not just due to colour) and i think it will improve too with more time in the cellar. Sweet (even for a port!), which is to my liking. A very solid ***
Rob C.

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