1955 Mackenzie

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Mon 13 Jun 2016

At Bonham’s on 18 February 2016 was sold most of a pipe of Fonseca 1963, not moved since original purchase (lots 324 to 343).

So, on Wednesday 15th June 2016, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger to compare six of these, which were joined by a selection of other English-bottled Vintage Ports.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by flash_uk » 17:18 Mon 20 Jun 2016

55% opacity, full red. Dried fruit and bubblegum on the nose. Full, syrupy, mild heat early and mid palate. Fruit - strawberry very present, finish lacks structure, tannins gone.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by AHB » 21:01 Sat 02 Jul 2016

Deep red, very dark appearance - the tone of a good port from 1985. A faint nose at first showing fierce dark fruit and a tiny touch of VA. 90 minutes later this showed fresh black cherries. Sweet black cherries on entry, saccharine sweetness rather than the natural sweetness of ripe fruit. The dark cherry fruit dominates the initial aftertaste with definite black chocolate tannins showing on the finish.

Reassuringly familiar to the previous bottle drunk 6 years previously, but still an astonishing port for its age and the fact this comes from an unregarded shipper. 88/100.
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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