1966 Offley Boa Vista

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jdaw1
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1966 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 03:42 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Offley Boa Vista 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by DRT » 09:29 Wed 16 Jan 2008

One of four bottles purchased from Uncle Tom by Derek T in December 2007. The total cost of £180 was subsequently shared equally between Derek T, KillerB, Overtired & emotional and Conky, the last of whom takes credit for the contribution of this bottle to the line-up.

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Post by AHB » 22:56 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Mid centre, pink rim. Nutmeg on the nose over oranges and cloves. A dry entry with some tannins showing over weak fruit. The aftertaste takes some time to arrive, teases with hints of what might be enjoyed, and then fades away without ever delivering on the hints of what might have been. A weak example of a '66 port and one which should be drunk soon. 0/0 or 85/100. Decanted for 4½ hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 23:18 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Like the RV66, AHB and I disagree here.

My TN reads: "Big, thick, very smooth - very impressive - slightly harsh orange peel finish"

I rated this 9th out of 14. AHB had it at 13th.
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Post by Conky » 23:51 Tue 29 Jan 2008

A very nice drink. Smooth, good aftertaste, not the PowerHouse of the stars, but was in my 'This could pinch 3rd, but so could the other 5 contenders!' group. Amazed as AHB's assessment, we definitely come in from different directions on this one. I suppose that's part of the fun.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:38 Thu 31 Jan 2008

On par with a bottle I opened fairly recently 6th

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1966 Offley Boa Vista cork

Post by jdaw1 » 03:31 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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