1963 Offley Boa Vista

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1963 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 18:29 Fri 25 Jul 2014

O63, magnum, at Tom’s pub. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose has heat, some burnt caramel, and a hint of leather. Palate very hot, some red cherry, but starting to be dried out.

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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by AHB » 18:41 Fri 25 Jul 2014

Brick red in colour, 30% opaque. Lovely nose of roses and maraschino cherries with a strange, Sandeman-like dustiness to it. Thick texture before a powerful acidity sears the palate. A lovely fragrance to the mature raisins and dried cherries with the smoky overtone that you get from an old wood burning fireplace. Quite hot on the aftertaste, but likely to lose this heat with a little more time in the (double) decanter. From magnum. 89/100. Decanted 30 minutes. 25 July 2014.
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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 18:58 Fri 25 Jul 2014

Increasingly moreish.

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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by DRT » 22:08 Fri 25 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Increasingly moreish.
A direction of travel with a predictably disappointing end.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by djewesbury » 01:30 Sat 26 Jul 2014

DRT wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Increasingly moreish.
A direction of travel with a predictably disappointing end.
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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 09:26 Sat 26 Jul 2014

jdaw1 wrote:O63, magnum, at Tom’s pub. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Nose has heat, some burnt caramel, and a hint of leather. Palate very hot, some red cherry, but starting to be dried out.
I subsequently learnt that this was about twenty minutes after decanting. An hour or so later it had gained body and lost heat, becoming a good but not great slightly over-mature VP.

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