1974 The Port Society Colheita

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1974 The Port Society Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 12:50 Sat 21 Dec 2013

On Thursday 19th December 2013 a subset of the obvious suspects gathered at The Bell in Wendens Ambo to taste old, peculiar and unknown bottles.

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Re: 1974 The Port Society colheita

Post by AHB » 22:19 Sun 22 Dec 2013

Bottled 2013. From Quevedo.

Deep copper brown in colour. Smelly on the nose, rather nutty and dirty with the typical colheita volatile acidity dominated nose. Light brown sugar appears on the early palate, evolving into rubber on the mid-palate. The rubberiness continues right through to the finish, which shows great lenth and intensity. 84/100.
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Re: 1974 The Port Society colheita

Post by RAYC » 23:09 Sun 22 Dec 2013

Some attractive elements but felt slightly disjointed. Some wondered whether it required a bit more time to settle following bottling process. Rating withheld pending a second try!
Rob C.

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