1963 Offley Boa Vista

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jdaw1
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1963 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 22:34 Fri 29 Aug 2014

At the generous instigation of Alex B.: “Please, no-one bring anything except where I have asked for help. This is supposed to be a cellar reduction party so I am happy to supply various bottles for us to share. A handful of people know some of what will be brought, but I'll serve all bottles blind.”

So we went to a Helen-less Bung Hole to meet Amy — who had just left for the day. (No problem: we met her two days later.)

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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 23:46 Fri 29 Aug 2014

O63, magnum. Brick red to red, 40% opaque. Nose had strawberries. Good mature port, but slightly unbalanced, the acidity showing too prominently.

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Re: 1963 Offley

Post by AHB » 22:24 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Another of the magnums bought by Tom Archer from the Sworders sale of July 2014. Mature brick-red with a watery rim. Gentle pepper on the nose, mature but slightly oxidised and with a bit of alcohol showing. Nice texture, lovely flavour with very pleasant mature fruit. Grows beautifully on the palate, mature and extremely pleasant. Lovely spicy finish, delicious and lingering. This is a really nice port on the palate - elegant and very mouth-filling. Nice port. Served blind this was guessed to be Dow 1960. 89/100. Drunk 26-Aug-14. 4 hour decant.
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