1970 Gonzalez Byass

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1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by djewesbury » 15:38 Tue 12 Nov 2013

The night after the Niepoort tasting with Nick Delaforce, friends old and new met with Nick to drink some bottles that they brought. The venue was the Morning Star pub, Pottinger's Entry, Belfast, who found us about 80 glasses and served us with fine steaks.

The ports: With dinner, we had some wine: Review of the evening
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The planning thread
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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by djewesbury » 16:05 Tue 12 Nov 2013

Mid red-pink. A dark red velvety smell; but my nose was malfunctioning. In the mouth, smooth caramel at the front. Tobacco, lurking, almost lingering, in the background, a slight note that others didn't taste. This had an interesting 'turn' in the mouth, the aftertaste being quite distinct to the first impression. Very pleasant.
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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 17:34 Tue 12 Nov 2013

GB70. Dark red, 50% opaque. Rich, red-fruited, slightly dry. Consistent flavour from early to late palate.

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