1972 Offley Boa Vista

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jdaw1
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1972 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 22:35 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: 1972 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 23:53 Fri 29 Aug 2014

O72. Brick red, 30% opaque. Nose faint caramel. I loved the texture: soft and oleaginous. Not much fruit, but the texture of fine mature Port. Reminded me of this Cockburn 1947, though with less fruit.

So there was joy and surprise when told that this was Yugoslav industrial alcohol, as purchased by the IVDP. Soft fully mature old VP.

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Re: 1972 Offley

Post by AHB » 22:35 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Deep orange colour, mature and ready. Plasticised nose, perhaps showing signs of oxidation. Pleasant texture on entry, but unpleasant, lightweight and plastic tainted. Spoiled by oxidation perhaps. Lacing in fruit and overly harsh, dry and tannic. Hollow and lacking anything other than heat and a dry finish. 78/00. Drunk 26-Aug-14. 12 hour decant.
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Re: 1972 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 23:58 Sat 30 Aug 2014

We perceived this very differently.

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Re: 1972 Offley

Post by DRT » 07:03 Sun 31 Aug 2014

jdaw1 wrote:We perceived this very differently.
did you enjoy it?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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