1955 Offley Boa Vista

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sun 10 Oct 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=37949#p37949]Here[/url], at 12:35 on Sun 10 Oct 2010, uncle tom wrote:The Taylor, Sandeman, Graham, Offley, Dow & Cockburn have just been selected and stood up..

..all nicely cellared bottles with good levels.. :P

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by jdaw1 » 09:22 Thu 14 Oct 2010

O55: 20% opaque, pink-red. Slightly bitter early-palate; more so mid-palate. Thin and alcoholic. CRS thought ‟pretty, delicate”; CMAG ‟like drinking sweet wine from the Ukraine”.

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by DRT » 16:04 Thu 14 Oct 2010

A brief note which says “Soft, flabby and lacking structure”.

I thought this was the weakest of the night out of those that didn’t have an obvious flaw.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by AHB » 10:28 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Very light in colour, a brownish-orange; 30% opaque. A bit spirity on the nose, which became worse with some swirling. Unattractive. Some sweetness in the mouth and better on the palate than on the nose, but still harsh and acidic. Acid and grapefruit dominate the aftertaste, with a bitter fresh quince tartness dominating. Not a pleasant wine. 78/100.
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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by Chris Doty » 10:39 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Meh. Alcohol, crap sugar.

Offley unremarkable. 81 points

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Re: 1955 Offley

Post by Glenn E. » 22:53 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Medium red
Nose: Caramel
Palate: Lightly minty
Finish: Decent, some warmth, good length.

Score: 88 points.
Glenn Elliott

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