1955 Mackenzie

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 19:34 Sun 05 Dec 2010

jdaw1, in a review of [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=38974#p38974]1927 Niepoort[/url], wrote:1927 Niepoort, ! This port also bothered my views on 1955 Mackenzie: if Ni27 can taste this young, maybe Mk55 can as well?

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by AHB » 23:40 Sun 05 Dec 2010

Perhaps we might be able to try another bottle at the Christmas Offline - under the category of "peculiar"?
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 23:59 Sun 05 Dec 2010

Of the Ni27? I had better change my plans for this month.

Of the Mk55? OK, please let me know how it goes. Though all of twenty minutes ago I made this placemat, which might be relevant to the decision.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by AHB » 00:11 Mon 06 Dec 2010

jdaw1 wrote:Of the Ni27? I had better change my plans for this month.

Of the Mk55? OK, please let me know how it goes. Though all of twenty minutes ago I made this placemat, which might be relevant to the decision.
Hopefully of both, so that we might be able to make the same comparison as you. However, since it was posted in the thread for the 1955 Mackenzie I think it reasonable to admit I was referring to that particular wine.

It will be interesting to see what is made of the Mackenzie at the tasting in Germany - please, attendees who post here, let us know your thoughts.
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by Axel P » 11:51 Wed 15 Dec 2010

We just had another 55 from the same lot from Tom last week together with some 13 other 55s, TNs to follow.

This showed exactly the same: very dark and fresh with still some red berry aromas.

Would be very interesting to have another bottle with different storing conditions.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by Axel P » 11:52 Wed 15 Dec 2010

We just had another 55 from the same lot from Tom last week together with some 13 other 55s, TNs to follow.

This showed exactly the same: very dark and fresh with still some red berry aromas.

Would be very interesting to have another bottle with different storing conditions.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by Glenn E. » 22:55 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Easily the darkest of the 16 Ports at the tasting. Dark and purple, very nearly opaque.
Nose: Nice, softly spicy.
Palate: Beautiful. Good tannins. Sweet-ish. A bit one-dimensional.
Finish: no note taken

Score: 90 points. This Port was so dark that it prompted significant discussion that it might be a forgery. Another bottle later at a different tasting showed similarly, however. I had this tied for #2 of the 2nd flight with the Noval and behind the Taylor.
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by DRT » 00:34 Wed 05 Jan 2011

Glenn E. wrote:This Port was so dark that it prompted significant discussion that it might be a forgery. Another bottle later at a different tasting showed similarly, however.
Why forge one bottle when you can forge a whole case? - both bottles were from the same source :wink:
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by Glenn E. » 01:42 Wed 05 Jan 2011

DRT wrote:
Glenn E. wrote:This Port was so dark that it prompted significant discussion that it might be a forgery. Another bottle later at a different tasting showed similarly, however.
Why forge one bottle when you can forge a whole case? - both bottles were from the same source :wink:
Ah, I didn't know that. Back to square one!
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