1970 Gonzalez Byass

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1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 14:46 Thu 26 Sep 2013

The Bung Hole, Wednesday 25th September 2013, with WS AHB JDAW AJM CMAG RAYC.

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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by AHB » 18:50 Thu 26 Sep 2013

Rusty brown colour, 30% opaque. Gentle coffee on the nose together with some dirty fruit. Medium bodied with a gentle soft texture. Lovely brown sugar fruit, accompanied by brown sugar fruit, coffee and crème brulee. Soft and elegant, a really lovely palate. Fragrant aftertaste with lots of aniseed and a tremendous length that finishes with a pile of mace infused fruit. Really persistent, This is lovely, elegant port. 92/100. Drunk 25-Sep-13. Decanted 4½ hours
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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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 15:29 Sat 28 Sep 2013

GB70, decanted 3pm. Brick red, 30% opaque. Fuller than the T70. Soft, sweet, great balance and texture. Very lovely. Delicious.

I hesitated about whether to give first place to this or G70 magnum. But that was a lonely opinion. I don’t believe that I am usual biased in favour of my own port was this bias? Hmmm: hard to know.

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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by Alex M » 13:23 Sun 29 Sep 2013

Smells like coffee and grass. Tasted of spices, not really jammy but nevertheless tasty port

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