1963 Offley Boa Vista

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AHB
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1963 Offley Boa Vista vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:38 Sun 09 Dec 2012

Light russet-red colour; quite pale and looking well evolved; 30% opaque. Delightful nose, fragrant and with sweet fruit. Delightful fruit on entry, with a dry and slightly bitter core and a fierce acidity. Delicious, long finish. This is very fine port, drying out slightly but with great finesse. 86/100. Drunk 05-Dec-12, on a pop and pour basis.

Drunk as part of the Eclectic offline on 5th December 2012 at the Bunghole, Holborn.
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Re: 1963 Offley Boa Vista vintage port

Post by g-man » 21:21 Wed 12 Dec 2012

AHB wrote:Light russet-red colour; quite pale and looking well evolved; 30% opaque. Delightful nose, fragrant and with sweet fruit. Delightful fruit on entry, with a dry and slightly bitter core and a fierce acidity. Delicious, long finish. This is very fine port, drying out slightly but with great finesse. 86/100. Drunk 05-Dec-12, on a pop and pour basis.

Drunk as part of the Eclectic offline on 5th December 2012 at the Bunghole, Holborn.
Borges Muito Velho
Ramos Pinto 1959 colheita (bottled 1973)
Smith Woodhouse 1983
Porto Cabral 1940 white colheita

The organising thread can be found here.
i wonder if the fierce acidity can be attributed to bottle variation. My bottle certainly had the drying component but was very well balanced.
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