1977 Rebello Valente

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2447
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

1977 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 12:10 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

Links:

User avatar
flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2447
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

Post by flash_uk » 11:56 Thu 17 Aug 2017

20% opacity, red brown, very slightly cloudy. Soft smooth entry, lively in the mouth, very nice gentle acidity, long aftertaste of citrus. I guessed GM67. When Charles revealed that CPR II was the same port from a magnum, I was pleased that I at least managed to guess the same wine for that, even if it was the wrong wine!

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11418
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1977 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 14:40 Sat 04 Nov 2017

From magnum, with this bottle having been stored in a refrigerator once decanted. Evolved and light red in colour, 30% opaque. Hollow nose, showing very little Some vigorous swirling releases a little fruit. Soft and light on the palate with little fruit at first but nice rose hip flavours develop over the palate. Air draws out sweet and delicate fruit which really builds up to great levels on the late palate, with herbs and raspberry fruit. Oddly unbalanced on the palate but comes with a dry but fragrant sweet rasberry finish. Served blind this was guessed to be Sandeman 1970. 87/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 12 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply