1940 Cabral white colheita

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1940 Cabral white colheita

Post by djewesbury » 23:38 Sun 01 Dec 2013

After the BBR Port Walk, some people still felt thirsty. We arrived at the Bung Hole in time to eat some steak burgers and open some bottles that were wrapped in tinfoil.

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Re: 1940 Cabral Colheita

Post by AHB » 22:49 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Honey brown in colour with a hint of green on the rim. Maderised nose, iodine and walnuts but on the palate this is full of honey and hazelnut oil. The aromatics are very pleasant, with a light body, gentle acidity and a slight oiliness. Big aftertaste with a long finish mixing a slight peanut-skin bitterness with gentle brown sugar. Clearly a colheita or tawny. Served blind, this was guessed to be Andresen 1982 colheita. 85/100.
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Re: 1940 Cabral Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 22:39 Sat 29 Mar 2014

Cabral 1940 Colheita (“PW”). Orange, 10% opaque. Nose very woody. Palate soft, non-marmalade orange, lovely soft tawny.

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Re: 1940 Cabral Colheita

Post by Andy Velebil » 07:31 Sun 30 Mar 2014

Any idea when this was bottled?


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Re: 1940 Cabral Colheita

Post by PhilW » 10:57 Sun 30 Mar 2014

Andy Velebil wrote:Any idea when this was bottled?
No idea, I'm afraid. The bottle was one of a handful of identical bottles of unknown colheita from auction; the only marking on the bottles was the date of 1940 stamped in the wax seal. The cork was short, and stamped "Porto Cabral" but no further date information.

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Re: 1940 Cabral Colheita

Post by Andy Velebil » 03:47 Wed 02 Apr 2014

PhilW wrote:
Andy Velebil wrote:Any idea when this was bottled?
No idea, I'm afraid. The bottle was one of a handful of identical bottles of unknown colheita from auction; the only marking on the bottles was the date of 1940 stamped in the wax seal. The cork was short, and stamped "Porto Cabral" but no further date information.
Interesting, thanks

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