1972 Offley Boa Vista

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1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 21:17 Wed 24 Jul 2013

The first bottle from this case.

Decanted one hour. Red/brown colour, 40% opaque. Some stink on the nose with toffee beneath. Light weight, very sweet with the flavour of flat, warm coca-cola. The finish is surprisingly long and quite interesting.

Not a promising start.

More later.
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1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by Andy Velebil » 11:03 Fri 26 Jul 2013

The two times I've had this it was, well best to say it never got last that "not a good start" phase

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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 22:29 Fri 26 Jul 2013

+2 days
It is not as bad as it was, but it isn't what I would describe as good. I am currently drinking a small glass which is well chilled and it is acceptable.

Only eleven and three quarters of a bottle to go.
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1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by djewesbury » 23:09 Fri 26 Jul 2013

Dear me. See where curiosity gets you.
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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 09:55 Sat 27 Jul 2013

1972 versus 1975 and 1978: discuss.

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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 17:22 Sat 27 Jul 2013

djewesbury wrote:Dear me. See where curiosity gets you.
Unfortunately, it is not the first time :roll:
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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by AHB » 15:01 Fri 02 Aug 2013

Here I described Offley '72 as "...marginally preferable to a glass of water..." That seems to be consistent with your views on this bottle.
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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by PhilW » 16:31 Fri 02 Aug 2013

If you bring one to an offline, I'll bring the Cruz 89. On second thoughts, I might skip that offline!

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Re: 1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by DRT » 18:17 Fri 02 Aug 2013

PhilW wrote:If you bring one to an offline, I'll bring the Cruz 89. On second thoughts, I might skip that offline!
How's about you and I send an OBV72 and a Cz89 to an offline we can't attend? :twisted:
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