1994 Calem

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Cockburn 1851
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1994 Calem

Post by jdaw1 »

On Tuesday 16th November 2021 a horizontal of 1994s was held at the Boot & Flogger, initially arranged by JDAW, a responsibility subsequently borne by AHB.

Niepoort 1977
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Re: 1994 Calem

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Very dark indeed. Glossy.

A bit of rubber on the nose but not unattractively so.

I rather like the slight coca-cola twang on the palate.

Perhaps getting a little simpler as the evening wore on.
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1994 Calem

Post by flash_uk »

55% opacity, deep dark red. Rich nose, plums, violets. Wonderful in the mouth, full and rich, robust tannins, big fruit - plum & cherry. Big backbone and lovely and chewy. Liked this a lot.
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Re: 1994 Calem

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Fruity nose with a bit of cherry. See what GEAG means about rubber. Smooth going in with a lingering chocolate and decent heat.
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Re: 1994 Calem

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A lovely dark red colour, 70% opaque. Delicious on the nose, full of spicy red plum. Wonderful fruit on the palate, still quite young compared to the Kopke or Burmester 1994 Vintage Ports. Bright, lively and definitely fruit forward with wonderful complexity on the aftertaste and hints of dark chocolate in the long finish. Very good and my surprise of the evening. 90/100. 16-Nov-21 Decanted 9 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports.
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