1994 Offley Boa Vista

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StevieCage
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1994 Offley VP

Post by StevieCage » 22:04 Mon 08 Oct 2007

1994 Offley VP â€‟ wow, this smells minty…odd. Some dark fruit aromas, but it’s mostly mint, mint and mint again. Well structured, good balance, juicy red fruit if a tad medicinal. The finish was a let-down, though: very, very sweet with artificial fruit candy flavours lingering on. I did not like it much.

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RonnieRoots
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Post by RonnieRoots » 22:27 Mon 08 Oct 2007

Did Stevie already mention the mint on the nose? There's mint. Along with some cough sweets. On the palate this is chemical and weird. Much too bitter and watery fruit. I don't like this at all.

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“Offley† or “Offley Boa Vista†

Post by jdaw1 » 18:17 Mon 29 Oct 2007

Was this “Offley† or “Offley Boa Vista†, as they might both exist and be different. (Yes, I’m working on the TN index.)

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RonnieRoots
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Post by RonnieRoots » 11:02 Tue 30 Oct 2007

This was the regular "Offley" bottling, not the 'Boavista"

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Post by uncle tom » 15:36 Tue 30 Oct 2007

Whilst I stand to be corrected, I believe that the only difference between 'Offley' and 'Offley Boa Vista' on bottles of vintage port - is the text on the label.

My understanding is that by some accident of history, different markets have come to know the wine by slightly different names.

Tom
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