1977 Factory House Blend

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1977 Factory House Blend

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AHB
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Re: 1977 Factory House Blend

Post by AHB » 22:59 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Light in colour, very pale looking (more like a 1982 than a 1977 vintage!); 30% opaque. Not much on the nose — in fact, nothing at all! 30 minutes later this showed a little faint treacle coming through on the nose. A hint of harshness on the entry, soapy on the mid-palate, very reminiscent of the Martinez style in the 1970s. Warm aftertaste and a soapy finish. Really not very nice. 71/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 6 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Factory House Blend

Post by flash_uk » 18:13 Sat 30 Dec 2017

20% opacity, red /orange. Bottle number 0031. Nose had fruit and bubblegum. Silky smooth entry, sweet mid palate, candy, dusty cherries. Lovely port with a long aftertaste though not high complexity.
I think my glass seems to have been a better sample than Alex's glass!

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