1966 Rebello Valente

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 11:19 Wed 23 Apr 2014

15% opacity, yellow-brown. Burnt caramel on the nose. Bit thin, but lots of sweetness and a smooth finish.

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 15:48 Fri 02 May 2014

RV66. pale red-orange. Palate was noted late evening: over-mature, but rich and soft.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 17:49 Mon 26 May 2014

Copper brown, very pale; 10% opaque. Subdued nose, some engorged raisins. Modest texture body with delicate and floral flavours. Flavoursome palate, but light and dominated by butterscotch and grapefruit - rather a harsh combination. Some acidic bitterness on the aftertaste, a bitterness which dominates the finish. Sour port. 85/100. 8 hour decant.
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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by djewesbury » 16:08 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Very light, a blush in the core but only very slight, a very pale ochre generally. Thin and tight on the nose, and a little varnishy. Harsh in the mouth. Not great, not horrendous.
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