1952 Burmester Colheita

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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 11:56 Sat 25 Feb 2012

B52 colheita: red-brown, 30% opaque. AHB’s torch revealed orange. Lotsof oxidation on the nose. Taste tawny. Full to mid-full. Very very long. Heat, on and off. Tastes older than it looks. Very good indeed.

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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by Cookie » 16:06 Sat 25 Feb 2012

B1952 Colheita....30% opaque with a lovely golden colour. Typical tawny nose with a lovely sweet entry with a flood of caramel followed by a smooth level of heat and a very very long finish. An exquisite Colheita.
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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by AHB » 21:43 Mon 27 Feb 2012

Does anyone know / remember when this was bottled?

Deep orange, with a slight greening rim. Lovely colheita nose - really quite lovely. Rich entry, full bodied; figs and dates with dusty tannins and balancing acidity - dominated by the dates. Delicious date finish of good length. Very fine port. 87/100.
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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 23:34 Mon 27 Feb 2012

AHB wrote:Very fine port. 87/100.
I think you mis-typed that. It should be 97, right? :shock:

I'm jealous. 1952 is typically an outstanding Colheita year. I have had a couple of other Burmester Colheitas from this era and if they were accurate reflections of Burmester's capabilities I probably would have been at least in the 94-96 range on a '52.

These exquisite Ports are wasted on you lot. :wink:
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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by Cookie » 09:37 Tue 28 Feb 2012

AHB wrote:Does anyone know / remember when this was bottled?

Deep orange, with a slight greening rim. Lovely colheita nose - really quite lovely. Rich entry, full bodied; figs and dates with dusty tannins and balancing acidity - dominated by the dates. Delicious date finish of good length. Very fine port. 87/100.
This was bottled in 2010.
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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by Cookie » 09:40 Tue 28 Feb 2012

Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:Very fine port. 87/100.
I think you mis-typed that. It should be 97, right? :shock:

I'm jealous. 1952 is typically an outstanding Colheita year. I have had a couple of other Burmester Colheitas from this era and if they were accurate reflections of Burmester's capabilities I probably would have been at least in the 94-96 range on a '52.

These exquisite Ports are wasted on you lot. :wink:
Speak for yourself...I am always banging on about the underestimated quality of Colheitas but I'm up against a formidable force of VP lovers....and I get that too.
God may have made water...but man made wine. - Victor Hugo

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Re: 1952 Burmester Colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 17:47 Tue 28 Feb 2012

Cookie wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:
AHB wrote:Very fine port. 87/100.
I think you mis-typed that. It should be 97, right? :shock:

I'm jealous. 1952 is typically an outstanding Colheita year. I have had a couple of other Burmester Colheitas from this era and if they were accurate reflections of Burmester's capabilities I probably would have been at least in the 94-96 range on a '52.

These exquisite Ports are wasted on you lot. :wink:
Speak for yourself...I am always banging on about the underestimated quality of Colheitas but I'm up against a formidable force of VP lovers....and I get that too.
Duly noted. Exception granted for Mr. Cook.
Glenn Elliott

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