1983 Offley Boa Vista

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jdaw1
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1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 20:42 Thu 27 Feb 2014

People gathered in the Bung Hole to do the obvious. There was a chance of being joined by a newbie, to sample his TV64, but he was a no-show.

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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by Alex M » 13:02 Fri 28 Feb 2014

Dark! Sticky and hot on the tounge. Tasted of bitter raspberries - and almost like it was just picked p off the cellar floor - very chilled. Fine sediment- one to look out for.

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Re: 1983 Offley Boa Vista

Post by AHB » 10:01 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Pitch black and opaque in the centre, deep red and mature on the rim. Harsh nose showing some menthol and a slight hint of fruit. Deeply flavoured and dense on the palate; a huge presence that is incredibly tight and youthful. Massive flavours with very generous tannins and a real presence - the tannins are still very active and give a big presence on the palate. Big length, deep and concentrated with a powerful and pronounced finish. Very impressive port with a lovely presence and a fine length. 92/100. Decanted 12 hours.
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