1980 Offley Boa Vista

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1980 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 00:22 Wed 11 Jan 2012

In anticipation of a forthcoming Croft tasting in The Bunghole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, we thought that it might be a good idea for three of us to test the location. The trial run grew to six people, and was held in the larger room. Links:

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1980 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 02:14 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Stewed nose - cloudy - acrid - not good.

I guessed Ch 85.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1980 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 21:02 Wed 11 Jan 2012

O80. Oh dear. Smelt and tasted pleasant when decanted at 18:00, but by 18:45 horrible.

At this event my bottle wasn’t good.

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Re: 1980 Offley Boa Vista

Post by JacobH » 12:04 Sat 21 Jan 2012

Bottle stink on the nose. Nice in mouth once one gets beyond that: soft gentle fruit. Reasonable complexity. A fine Port but regrettably a flawed bottle.
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