NV Calem Velhotes 10YO Tawny

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WineLoverPT
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NV Calem Velhotes 10YO Tawny

Post by WineLoverPT » 09:14 Sun 27 Jul 2014

Bottled 2013
Stopper style cork

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Decanted at 3pm: Colour of Golden Syrup. Slightly woody. Smooth but with a touch of “whisky” in the mouth and (long) finish - possibly even a hint of Seville Orange there in the deep background.
D + 6: A little darker, a little thicker, a little hotter, sweet, syrupy
D + 27: I’ve donned my cassock - although I haven’t had mead for a very very long time, this tastes like my recollection of it. It’s quite a pleasant drink - and, well, very “tawny”.
D + 48: Decent drink, perhaps a bit hot. Don't get me wrong - it's not bad at all, and if I were served a glass after a meal I wouldn't be looking for a plant pot into which to jettison it - but if this were my last drink and I had a choice of this or something red, I'd chose the something red.

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Re: NV Calem Velhotes 10YO Tawny

Post by AW77 » 20:14 Tue 29 Jul 2014

Although you seem not to like tawny style ports that much, this TN still sounds as if the Calem was a good Apéritif (properly chilled) or would go nicely with cake in the afternoon (instead of a Bual). In short: a good 10 Year Tawny, but as Tawny simply not your cup of tea. Right?
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