1983 Real Vinicola

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DRT
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1983 Real Vinicola

Post by DRT » 23:00 Thu 19 Jan 2012

Served blind in black glasses here.

Revolting nose. Just revolting. Yuck.
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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by AHB » 00:46 Fri 20 Jan 2012

Absolutely fantastic. A port that every port lover should rush out and buy from DRT!

OK. So the truth was a bit different - he wanted me to say that. Here's the truth:

From a black tasting glass. VA dominates the faint nose, unappetising over-ripe dates and bottle stink. Light weight body, tannins dominate the orange extract flavour but never overcome the VA flavours. Muddy birch dominates the flavour. Heat dominates the aftertaste. Lingering aftertaste of orange and barley sugar. Not very nice, but drinkable in an emergency. 68/100. Drunk 19 Jan 2012 after 12 hours decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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