1993 Quinta das Liceiras

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
akzy
Fonseca LBV
Posts: 103
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by akzy » 19:14 Mon 17 Feb 2020

Being a 93 vintage, it has been important for me to hunt this down. Celebrating passing my viva voce seems like a good occasion to open this with some family.

Cork came out very easily - too easily some may say. Whilst decanting, it produced very little sediment. Straight from decanting, it has a very strong nose of alcohol. First sips are dominated by liquorice. More so than any Port I've had in a long time. Not a bad a thing, actually quite pleasant. Will report back after a few hours.

I have photos which need to be downsized before I upload.

akzy
Fonseca LBV
Posts: 103
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by akzy » 21:07 Mon 17 Feb 2020

2 hours later. Initial hit of orange peel quickly followed by a thick caramel. The long lingering taste is still liquorice but far more subtle than before. A nice, slight spicy mouthfeel. Drinking really quite well.

DaveRL
Graham’s The Tawny
Posts: 470
Joined: 15:04 Tue 18 Mar 2014
Location: London

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by DaveRL » 21:37 Mon 17 Feb 2020

Congratulations on passing :)

akzy
Fonseca LBV
Posts: 103
Joined: 21:42 Tue 13 Nov 2018
Location: Brighton

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by akzy » 18:51 Wed 19 Feb 2020

DaveRL wrote:
21:37 Mon 17 Feb 2020
Congratulations on passing :)
Thanks Dave.
WhatsApp Image 2020-02-18 at 23.13.36.jpeg
WhatsApp Image 2020-02-18 at 23.13.36.jpeg (165.7 KiB) Viewed 1904 times

Andy Velebil
Dow 1980
Posts: 2644
Joined: 22:16 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Los Angeles, Ca USA
Contact:

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by Andy Velebil » 07:27 Thu 20 Feb 2020

Congrats on passing! Sounds like the Port should be consumed rather sooner than later. As in, it’s in its prime drinking window at the moment.

winesecretary
Warre’s Traditional LBV
Posts: 307
Joined: 15:35 Mon 13 May 2019

Re: 1993 Quinta das Liceiras

Post by winesecretary » 10:59 Thu 20 Feb 2020

Congratulations on passing - a big moment, and the culmination of years of hard work.

Much less seriously, a unicorn tasting note, and only the second on this site of a 1993 port of any variety. Of the last 50 years, only 1973 has fewer...

Post Reply