1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by AHB » 00:14 Sun 24 Mar 2013

Dalva 1963 Golden White, bottled 2012: slightly darker than the ’71GW, but only slightly. The palate slightly thicker, again with marmalade, but less complex than the ’71. JDAW, January 2013

Shown at the Dalva wine bar in Vila Nova de Gaia. Bottled 2012. Very pale, a light straw colour. Nicely developed nose showing a touch of VA and a touch of petrol. More assertive on the palate than the '71 with lots of tobacco and cedar, followed by a powerful bitter-orange marmalade. Big on the finish, with powerful bitter-sweet pineapple - very, very long! 92/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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