1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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1952 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by jdaw1 » 23:19 Sat 05 Sep 2015

To commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exceeding the late Queen Victoria’s record time on the throne, a select band of us, some subjects of Her Majesty, some not so blessed, gathered in the Boot & Flogger to drink ‘Port Fit for a Queen’. We did well.

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White

Post by jdaw1 » 21:41 Thu 10 Sep 2015

1952 Dalva Golden White, my last bottle of. Smooth and rich, lovely and long. Middling weight. Quite dry in comparison to other Ports, both on this table and not. The dryness made this definitely different from other Ports.

Good, perhaps even excellent, but I not derive as much pleasure from it as I have previously. The bottle? A change in my palate? My previous assessments having been incorrect?

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White

Post by DRT » 21:49 Thu 10 Sep 2015

I found this to be rather weak in the presence of the Graham's 1952 SHT and the VPs. I recall it being much more acidic, nutty and lacking fruit.

I suspect that this is a wine that deserves to drunk in the right context, which last night was not.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:46 Fri 11 Sep 2015

Not surprising as it is a white Port and everything else you had was red.


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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:46 Fri 11 Sep 2015

Oh what was the bottling date? Some are better than others.


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Re: 1952 Dalva Golden White

Post by Glenn E. » 17:25 Fri 11 Sep 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Good, perhaps even excellent, but I not derive as much pleasure from it as I have previously. The bottle? A change in my palate? My previous assessments having been incorrect?
Were all of your bottles bottled in the same year?

There's a pretty distinct difference between the outstanding 2006 bottling, the still excellent 2007 bottling, and the following 2008-2010 bottlings. 500ml bottles are, I believe, always at least 2010 though there may have been some done in 2009 as well. 750ml bottles are at most 2009 as by 2010 they had switched to 500ml to conserve the remaining supply.
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