1970 Gonzalez Byass

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Taylor 1900
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1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 11:56 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: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 12:44 Tue 03 Mar 2015

GB70, decanted 13:30 (JDAW). Glorious red, 40% opaque. Rich red berry, mid+ weight. In excellent balance. One of my top three, overall in 4th place (2nd to 5th being close).

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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by flash_uk » 19:04 Wed 04 Mar 2015

75% opacity, warm red, hints of brown at the rim. Lovely smooth sweet entry, gentle heat mid and end, cherries. Guessed to be O70.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by AHB » 08:23 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Cherry red in colour, 50% opaque. Surprising nose of rather astringent but sweetened rhubarb. Lovely fragrant fruit, big and lively and with a hint of tannin on the palate. A lovely flavour profile, very lively and sparkling palate. Delicious aftertaste of sweet red cranberries and a great length. Very nice. Served blind this was guessed to be Offley 1985. 90/100. Decanted for 6 hours.
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