1970 Gonzalez Byass

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1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by jdaw1 » 10:29 Wed 06 Apr 2016

Within the regulation week of DRT’s 51st birthday, we (DRT, JDAW, IDJ, AHB, THRA, SCD, CPR, ARM, and TC) brought “a bottle of VP, blind or sighted” to the Boot and Flogger.

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Re: 1970 Gonzalez Byass

Post by AHB » 22:10 Tue 24 May 2016

Copper orange tone, 50% opaque. Sweet fruit on the nose with lots of dusty cherries. Sweet fruit entry, mid-weight and well balanced even if a little restrained. The mid-palate being perfectly balanced, An aftertaste of slightly bitter fruit with a good length. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1970. 86/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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