1983 Real Vinicola

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jdaw1
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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by jdaw1 » 15:36 Thu 28 Nov 2013

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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by jdaw1 » 15:43 Thu 28 Nov 2013

RVi83. Not even slightly nasty. Full-on utterly nasty. Almost impressively so.

One sees in books, for wine becoming too old, the instruction ‟Drink up.” Not this: pour it away. Don’t even use it for cooking: down the sink it goes.

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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by djewesbury » 21:52 Sun 01 Dec 2013

jdaw1 wrote:RVi83. Not even slightly nasty. Full-on utterly nasty. Almost impressively so.

One sees in books, for wine becoming too old, the instruction ‟Drink up.” Not this: pour it away. Don’t even use it for cooking: down the sink it goes.
And yet you didn't vote for it as WWOTN.
(This was hideous. The only good thing about it was that it was quite watery too.)
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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by idj123 » 22:44 Mon 02 Dec 2013

Not really sure how to describe this other than to say it really was as bad as stated above!

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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by AHB » 22:28 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Pale red, 30% opaque. A vague hint of VA on the nose, little else. Light entry bringing little flavour - perhaps some rhubarb that comes with tannin and acidity with some vague fruit. Not much flavour at all. Some acidity on the aftertaste and some heat on the finish. Really a nothing port. 69/100.
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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by djewesbury » 21:55 Sat 14 Dec 2013

69/100? That's a high 2:1! This port was a fail.
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Re: 1983 Real Vinicola

Post by Glenn E. » 08:02 Sun 15 Dec 2013

As I recall, 69 indicates a sub-average Port. Since there us so much Cruz Ruby made, one could hypothesize that it defines average. Or at least median. So this is worse than Cruz Ruby. I believe that counts as a fail.
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