2004 Offley Colheita (bottled 2021)

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Alex Bridgeman
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2004 Offley Colheita (bottled 2021)

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Wines from the harvest are sorted into their (ruby) use - into quality appropriate for Vintage, LBV, Reserve or Ruby. Once this selection is done, some of the wines may be put aside to age in wood and be used as colheita (selected from the Vintage wines) or tawny (from Vintage and / or LBV). This wine was selected early and aged in pipas until being bottled in mid 2021. Very dark colour. Muted nose (rather cold); big on the palate, powerful and intense. Generous dried fruit, red and vine, perfect level of acidity. Big and so generous! Long finish. Just fabulous!!  95/100. Tasted 17-Jan-23. Open 1 hour.
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, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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