1908 da Silva colheita

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1908 da Silva colheita

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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by g-man » 18:54 Mon 18 May 2015

popped and poured.

clear golden hue with hints of brick and ruby throughout.

nose of honey baked walnuts, almost like a mead, the spirits are tame and add a touch of cinnamon to it.

the mouthfeel is totally different from the nose. the body is much thicker than imagined. Bracing acidity, burnt cedar, oily lemons, with a lightly sweet caramel cream.
Lingering candied ginseng and raw almond finish that lasts for half a minute.

reminds me of an old madiera.
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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by SushiNorth » 19:33 Mon 18 May 2015

A comment on this wine, there is considerable debate (and perhaps opinions could be added here) as to whether this was Colheita or VP. The label specified "Wine of the 1908 Vintage" but had no bottle date. Given its age, tawny characteristics were expected, and so we are left questioning which of the two it actually is...
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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by g-man » 19:56 Mon 18 May 2015

Even with heavy signs of bricking there was a clean ruby hue to it that lead me to suggest a vp not a colheita but one that may have suffered poor storage in its time through the century.

it was also a proper driven cork as oppose to a t stopper
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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by g-man » 20:01 Mon 18 May 2015

although

a goog search shows

http://www.geschenkshop-deluxe.de//prod ... 180-s.html

that the bottle looked remarkedly similar to that one

which indeed make it a colheita
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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by Glenn E. » 20:07 Mon 18 May 2015

g-man wrote:it was also a proper driven cork as oppose to a t stopper
Not always conclusive in that direction. I'd say a t-stopper is a pretty sure sign that it's not a VP, but a full cork could be either.
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Re: 1908 da Silva colheita

Post by djewesbury » 15:34 Sat 15 Aug 2015

A medium chestnut colour, with a green rim. Very extractive, nut not very spicy. Very fresh, light, then some bitterness late on, a short finish, dry, acid not very pronounced, nor the tannins.
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