1975 Dalva colheita

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1975 Dalva colheita

Post by AHB » 00:09 Sun 24 Mar 2013

Dalva 1975 Colheita, bottled 2011: Acidity stronger than ’85 and ’95; lighter, and less well balanced. I preferred the ’95. €79. JDAW, January 2013

Shown at the Dalva wine bar in Vila Nova de Gaia. Bottled 2011. Brown centre, green / orange rim; 20% opaque. Hollow nose, but sweet and cencentrated honey and orange on the palate. More intense oranges and lemons than the '85 shown alongside. Sweet finish, balanced by a nice streak of grapefruit bitterness. 89/100.
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