1989 Morgan

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Fonseca 1963
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1989 Morgan vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:32 Thu 21 Feb 2008

Marks & Spencer own label port, vastly over-priced at £25 but well worth a one-off purchase to try out.

Decanted off a moderate amount of fine sediment with some "grape skin" style residue mixed in there. This gave off a very strange aroma of bruised bananas while decanting, not something that I have ever encountered before. 30 minutes after decanting this was a mid-red colour with no signs of youth but certainly not elderly looking - think of a 1983 or 1985 second string port. On the nose it is fairly closed but reveals the smell of fresh capiscum and maraschino cherry. Sweet and rounded in the mouth with lovely cheery cherry juice and sweet plum. Nice acidity to give the structure and some tannins showing in the aftertaste. The aftertaste is very pleasant and of milk chocolate and lasts a good time. Very pleasant and soft port, drinking nicely at the moment. 4/3 or 86/100.
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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Post by RonnieRoots » 17:18 Mon 25 Feb 2008

Compared to the 1991, would you say this is better or worse? (Not taking price into account.)

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Post by DRT » 17:45 Mon 25 Feb 2008

According to the TN's here AHB last scored the M91 as 6/6 or 91/100

"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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