1983 Offley Boa Vista

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RAYC
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1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by RAYC » 19:19 Sun 30 Oct 2011

On Thursday 27th October 2011, at The Crusting Pipe, StevieCage and RonnieRoots held a tasting with AHB, jdaw1 and RAYC.

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Review of the evening as a whole
1985 Graham (bottle 1)
1985 Graham (bottle 2)
1985 Fonseca
1983 Offley Boa Vista
1977 Niepoort
1970 Gould Campbell
1998 Dow quinta do Bomfim
Planning and arrangements
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by RAYC » 19:58 Sun 30 Oct 2011

Group purchase from TCP. £85 :shock:

Rich and dark, but slightly one-dimensional showing - not quite up to the standard of its peers at this tasting, and I'm sure the short decant did not help - particularly as this bottle felt young by comparison to the bottle tasted a few weeks ago and could really do with another 5-10 years in the cellar. I think I will leave the bottles I purchased from Davy's (@£32 off the retail list...) for a few years on the assumption that mine will be in similar condition. **(*) (85)
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by AHB » 09:33 Wed 02 Nov 2011

Deep red in colour, solid rim; 90% opaque. Hint of petrol on the nose, subdued fruit. Sweet and hollow on entry; fruit is reserved and the first impression is of the tannins, although these fade quickly to leave only the lightweight fruit. Hot aftertaste, then a lingering dry finish where the fruit finally shows through. A poor bottle, not showing as well as it could or should. 1 hour decant. Drunk 27 October 2011. 81/100.
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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 07:37 Sun 06 Nov 2011

O80, TCP: very dark, 80% opaque. Closed, with big dark fruit. Somebody suggested, concisely and accurately, a ‟green streak”. Little tannic structure. Ronnie thought that it will disintegrate.

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