Dalva 1985 Colheita, bottled 2011: brown-pink, 15% opaque. To taste older than the ’95, longer acidity, more flavour, and richer. But less well balanced. Marmalade. Very long. €39. JDAW, January
Shown at the Dalva wine bar in Vila Nova de Gaia. Bottled 2011. The colour of burnt sugar; 10% opaque. Nicely integrated nose, with candied kumquat and caramel. Balanced but slightly neutral entry with the flavours developing slowly on the palate to reveal mixed citrus peel and a burst of late acidity. Another burst of acidity on swallowing, then a gentle coffee finish. There is a nice elegance to this wine. 89/100.
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