1966 Rebello Valente

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Cockburn 1900
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1966 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 11:55 Tue 03 Mar 2015

We gathered in The Boot & Flogger for non-Symington non-TFP ≤1994 Ports, in the presence of Henry Shotton.

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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 12:31 Tue 03 Mar 2015

RV66 (TC). Orange-red, 30% opaque. fully mature oleaginous Port—a texture I really like. Some heat. Fully mature; thought to be ’70ish.

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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 18:40 Wed 04 Mar 2015

20% opacity, brown-orange, particulated, cloudy. Quite a sharp sulphurous nose. in the mouth, quick to an acidic heat, orange undertones. Guessed to be RP55.

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Re: 1966 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 08:30 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Copper red in colour with a light rim; 40% opaque. Slightly smelly nose, some fruit but muted. Nice texture, acidic and with a powerful mid-palate with surprising tannins. Baked fruit on the finish and with long and dry biscuity tannins. Served blind this was guessed to be Ferreira 1960. 85/100.
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