1977 Calem

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1977 Calem

Post by AHB » 22:41 Sat 16 Aug 2014

Sealed with a cork branded ""Calem Vintage 1977 Quinta do Foz"", bottled by the Wine Society.

Deep burnished red, 70% opaque. Slight VA on the nose of fresh crushed herbs. Good density on the palate, but the palate is marred by the VA. Under the VA is mature fruit and dark chocolate. Very hot on the aftertaste, burning the throat, which slowly fades to give a gentle green coffee finish. Pleasant port, but there are many better bottles. 83/100. Drunk 16-Aug-14. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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