1972 Rebello Valente

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nac
Fonseca LBV
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Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

Post by nac » 16:29 Thu 21 Nov 2019

Some provenance...

The final bottle from two full sealed OWCs.
Christies South Kensington sale 7649, lot 408, November 2008.
The previous 23 bottles have all been in excellent condition with fill levels into neck.

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

Post by jdaw1 » 20:47 Thu 21 Nov 2019

RV72. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Soft red cherry, a hint of _La Tour Blanche_, medium weight , sweet throughout the palate, lovely balance. Showing really well. I really like.

The best ʼ72 I recall tasting.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 13:48 Fri 22 Nov 2019

30% opacity, mature red. Rich Christmas cake nose. Rich, syrupy, strawberry jam. Lovely port. Far and away the best '72 I have ever tasted.

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Re: 1972 Rebello Valente

Post by CPR 1 » 10:39 Sat 23 Nov 2019

This for me was the surprise of the night, and by far the best 72 I have had the pleasure to taste. This was rich and sweet with a great mouth feel, very satisfying.

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