1983 Calem

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1983 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 16:41 Sat 02 Dec 2017


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Re: 1983 Calem

Post by jdaw1 » 16:24 Sun 03 Dec 2017

Cá83, decanted 14:30. Dark dark red, 60% opaque. Another big Port, showing well, especially for a vintage of which many bottles can be disappointing. The mid palate slightly dry.

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Re: 1983 Calem

Post by AHB » 22:28 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Deep red, mature but without the brick tones of the older vintage. Soap and cranberries on the nose, almost identical in smell to the vintages 1970-80. Hollow entry, little fruit and lots of dry, dusty tannins. The soapy but fruitless palate is blank and empty. Dry cheeks on the aftertaste highlight the cranberry bitter finish. Sour and unblanced, this is not a pleasant port. 80/100. 5½ hour 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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