1940 Dalva colheita

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1940 Dalva colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Thu 15 Dec 2011

The annual Christmas event, this instance on Thursday 15th December 2011, as always in The Bell, Wendens Ambo, Essex CB11 4JY, and as always with the theme The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1940 Dalva colheita

Post by AHB » 23:03 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Bottled 1978. Mid-brown colour, with a tinge of green on the rim. Toffee nose, with lots of fruit. Balanced entry and a modest mid-palate with a mixture of burnt toffee and oranges. Thin texture, but big flavours. Huge burst of orange aftertaste and then a long length. Impressive. 90/100.
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Re: 1940 Dalva colheita

Post by JacobH » 17:21 Mon 26 Dec 2011

Bottled 1978. Good brown colour in the middle but fading towards the edge. Slightly watery and astringent in the mouth, and I found it hard to get over the initial acidity but this was followed by a very good, very long aftertaste which reminded me more of very old colheitas.
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Re: 1940 Dalva colheita

Post by DRT » 22:20 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Soft, sweet nose - slight sourness on the palate and a rather short finish.
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