1974 Pocas

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1974 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 22:27 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Charles declared an emergency, and we followed. At the Boot & Flogger, on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

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Re: 1974 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 23:08 Thu 23 Mar 2017

Pç74, decanted 13:00. Red-brown, 40% opaque. Nose had strawberries, and an acrid note. Palate started dry, and ended dry, with strawberries in between. Of middling weight. Good Port, but not great.

We were not very expert at guessing a Poças 1974.

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Re: 1974 Pocas

Post by flash_uk » 22:48 Fri 24 Mar 2017

Although I left my notes behind, I recall an important feature of this port which I must remember for the future. Pineapple on the palate, and perhaps a little grapefruit. The only other time I have had these flavours was tasting the Pocas 2011 at the BFT. I remember then thinking it was such a distinctive taste on the palate, and I bought a case for that reason. Sadly, on the night I didn't identify the pineapple in time to make a more educated guess on the shipper! Incorrectly guessed as D72, drawing on some intel about the provider of the bottle.

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Re: 1974 Pocas

Post by AHB » 22:29 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Dark copper-red colour, mature and gleaming appearance; 50% opaque. A lovely nose of stewed rhubarb and golden syrup, combining sharpness with aromatic qualities in a very positive way. A wonderful thick texture hits the palate when the first sip is taken; an amazingly concentrated palate brings sharp acidity counterpointed by intense rhubarb, lemon zest and brown sugar. So thick that even the late palate has the the texture of honey. The aftertaste and finish are languid and mellifluous, spreading bitter-sweet burnt sugar across the palate. Very, very impressive. Served blind, this was guessed to be Offley Boa Vista 1972. 95/100.
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