1963 Offley Boa Vista

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1963 Offley Boa Vista

Post by jdaw1 » 16:08 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Offley Boa Vista, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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OBV 63

Post by jdaw1 » 20:57 Sun 03 Feb 2008

I have had very little experience of OBV. Indeed, the only sample of it that I could recall was an OBV 1972 drunk eight days previously.

Mid-red, nosing of rich well-melded sugar. The initial taste is lovely, heavy soft fruit, which promptly disappeared to be replaced with crude alcohol. Great at the start, then ordinary. Sort of like England at Twickenham.

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2nd Feb 2008: Offley Boa Vista 1963 bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 15:03 Tue 05 Feb 2008

The bottles of Offley Boa Vista 1963 and Croft 1963.
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2nd Feb 2008: Offley Boa Vista 1963, an old price

Post by jdaw1 » 15:06 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Zoom-in on the price: “European Wine Warehouse Selection†, “2·79†. So a post-decimalisation price (so post 15 February 1971).
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2nd Feb 2008: Offley Boa Vista 1963, protruding cork

Post by jdaw1 » 15:11 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Protruding cork:
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Post by AHB » 20:42 Mon 11 Feb 2008

Decanted 4½ hours. Mid-red colour, orange rim. Sweet cherry nose, dusty and delicately perfumed. Glides into the mouth and brings a lot of tannins within the ripe fruit. Lovely, balanced and floral flavours in the mouth. Glorious aftertaste that just fades a little too quickly for my liking. Pleasant but not great. 5/5 or 90/100. Drunk 2/2/08.
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