1966 Rebello Valente

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1966 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 03:43 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Robertson’s Rebello Valente 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 » 09:28 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, Conky, KillerB and Overtired & emotional, the last of whom takes credit for the contribution of this bottle to the line-up.

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The inadequate label was produced and applied by me.

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Post by AHB » 22:57 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Mid coloured red centre with an orange colour rim. Daisies on the nose, together with celery and chicken stock. A bland entry and empty mid-palate with nothing but weak syrup. Some tingle in the aftertaste that delivers more than you would expect from the weak palate. Drink up. 84/100. Decanted for 4 hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 23:15 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Hmm? AHB and I seem to have had different wines here!

My TN says "Quite dark with a bit of backbone - nice thick and fruity"

I rated this 8th out of 14. AHB had it at 14th.

Special thanks are due to Uncle Tom for allowing us to have this bottle from his cellar despite not being able to join us. Thank you, Tom.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:42 Thu 31 Jan 2008

A little weak rimmed but not offensive but in better company 9th

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1966 Robertson’s Rebello Valente cork

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1966 Robertson’s Rebello Valente capsule

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