1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by AHB » 12:23 Sat 02 May 2015

Bottled 2009. Burnished gold in colour, 20% opaque. Nosing of marzipan and almond paste. Sweet and thick texture, full of rish, sweet raisins and caramel but with a tremendous presence. Concentrated but with a wonderful citrus acidity and a counterpoint quince bitterness. Long finish, full of caramel and quince. Served blind this was guessed to be Dalva Golden White 1971 because of the lovely freshness. 93/100. Drunk 22-Apr-15.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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