1962 Harvey

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1962 Harvey

Post by AHB » 21:23 Fri 06 Jan 2017

The shipper is not known, but this vintage was shipped at a time when Harvey's were closely linked with Martinez and Cockburn so it is likely to be one of those two shippers. The cork was simply branded "Harvey's 1962 vintage port". Sourced from a German collector.

Burnished redwood in colour; 60% opaque. A touch of VA shows on the nose and dominates the smell of the wine. Fortunately the VA blew off after a few minutes to leave a lovely brown sugar syrup and red fruit flavoured entry. This was followed on the mid palate by a wonderful melange of Christmas fruits and spices - with sweetened cherries, fattened raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of exotic orange juice. A touch of tannins shows a bit of pepperiness on the aftertaste before a fabulous finish of power and persistent ginger biscuit lingers for a long time. 90/100. Drunk 14-Dec-16.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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