1927 Constantino

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1927 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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Re: 1927 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 18:35 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Cn27. Cloudy, red-brown 40% opaque. Palate had some high-toned elements: melons (not in that sense), and spearmint. Excellently balanced, soft, but much lighter than perfect.

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Re: 1927 Constantino

Post by AHB » 20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018

Deep brown in colour, the colour of polished olive wood; 90% opaque. Lovely Golden Syrup on the nose, sweet and honeyed but with the added interest of pepper dust and mandarin zest. A lovely texture on the palate, smooth and round with lots of brown sugar flavours and a wonderful mandarin acidity. Delightful development, rich and full palate but just delivers layer after layer of flavour and complexity. This port has a huge palate. The aftertaste is terrific; big, full of orange yet with dry cinnamon tannins coating the tongue. The finish really is astonishing as it moves through multiple phases. Great stuff. 95/100.

A good example of the difference in preference between JDAW's palate and mine. I loved this, he thought it a little light.
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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Re: 1927 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 21:16 Mon 01 Jan 2018

AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
90% opaque.
Really? Err, no.

AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
Lovely Golden Syrup on the nose, sweet and honeyed but with the added interest of pepper dust and mandarin zest. A lovely texture on the palate, smooth and round with lots of brown sugar flavours and a wonderful mandarin acidity. Delightful development, rich and full palate but just delivers layer after layer of flavour and complexity. This port has a huge palate. The aftertaste is terrific; big, full of orange yet with dry cinnamon tannins coating the tongue. The finish really is astonishing as it moves through multiple phases. Great stuff. 95/100.
I agree complex, but complex and delicate. A “huge palate”: really?

AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
A good example of the difference in preference between JDAW's palate and mine. I loved this, he thought it a little light.
Completely agree.

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Re: 1927 Constantino

Post by PhilW » 14:11 Thu 11 Jan 2018

Bottle in good condition, but very much the lesser of the wines present (not counting the faulty).
Rating: vg-

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