1985 Offley Boa Vista

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by flash_uk » 21:44 Tue 24 Nov 2015

Picture of the Offley bottle. This will be decanted around 0930 on Wednesday.
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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 18:02 Thu 26 Nov 2015

O85, decanted 09:30. Dark-ish red, 60% opaque. Palate soft and sweet. Some acidity mid-palate. Plums, good plums. Port to drink with pleasure, and second-best on page after the Harvey.

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Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by Doggett » 12:43 Mon 30 Nov 2015

O85 Pleasant, but very soft. Not much of a finish and almost no alcohol heat at all, but smooth and very drinkable… not anything to write home about. 86 points

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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by djewesbury » 15:54 Sun 06 Dec 2015

Thankfully this was good. Slightly powdery but with some acid to balance it. Heat in the finish, good body though not great length.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by AHB » 23:09 Sun 27 Dec 2015

Deep red and very youthful with great depth of colour; 80% opaque. Warm, slightly smoky oranges on the nose. A lovely texture on the palate with deep flavours dominated by sweet fruit offset by gentle tannins still showing through. Rich and flavoursome with attractive fruit. The finish is lively and lingering with big, rich and powerful flavours. Great dark chocolate and dried cherry finish. Delicious port. 90/100.
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Re: 1985 Offley Boa Vista

Post by flash_uk » 13:37 Wed 06 Jan 2016

70% opacity, red, cloudy. Nose a bit stewed. Lively mouthfeel, sweetness then followed by a little bitterness!

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