1980 Calem Foz

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1980 Calem Foz

Post by jdaw1 » 16:41 Sat 02 Dec 2017


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Re: 1980 Calem Foz

Post by jdaw1 » 16:23 Sun 03 Dec 2017

CáF80, decanted 07:00. Red, 40% opaque. Dirty.

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Re: 1980 Calem Foz

Post by AHB » 22:33 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Lightly toned pale rose red, 30% opaque. Soap and cranberry nose, quite pronounced and developed. A lovely cranberry entry, fiercely acidic with dusty tannins under the sour and under-ripe fruit. Big flavours and lots of acidity with ghosts of the soapy flavours at the end of the palate. A big soap and cranberry finish of decent length although not as long as most other vintages tasted at this vertical. Sour and tart, but with such an acidic core that this will last for many decades. 82/100. 13½ hour double decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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