Dalva 1934 “House Reserve” Colheita: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Dalva 1934 “House Reserve” Colheita. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Bottled 1973. Somewhat harsh. Probably too long in the bottle.

Tasted at: TPF tasting with Oscar Quevedo

Date: 11th February 2010

Rated*: N

Tasting 2

Notes: Deep brown and fading. Little on nose. In the mouth, deep, complex nuttiness. Some toffee. Some acidity. Tastes like a Vintage Bual. Some oranges. Long aftertaste with nuts, toffee and a little heat.

Tasted at: Not VP Tasting II

Date: 7th July 2011

Rated*: C

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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