1994 Offley Boa Vista

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PopulusTremula
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1994 Offley Boa Vista

Post by PopulusTremula » 23:26 Sat 29 Nov 2014

Bought earlier this year from Nicholls and Perks who alledgedly bought this batch from a firm which was closing down. Purchase made based on prior acquaintances with the brand, the reputation of the vintage, Tom's Offley good joke, and the price.

Decanted 24 hrs. Dark purple core, 75% opaque. Fragrant nose of black fruits, notably black slightly sour cherries, and a fruit kernel element.

Palate has the same fruits, good acidity to sweetness and tannins which are firm and present but well underway towards becoming a nice grippy background note rather than the brutish mouthdrying kind. The alcoholic heat, which was present on opening, has morphed into the tender warming kind, a nice wool blanket rather than a blowtorch, which is appreciated on a coldish late November evening.

This is drinking very well at the moment and, barring any secondary dumb phases, will continue to improve for another ten years easily.

92 for now with potential for upward movement.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1994 Offley Boa Vista

Post by flash_uk » 00:10 Sun 30 Nov 2014

Your note leaves me keen to pick some of this up!

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