1980 Ferreira

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DRT
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1980 Ferreira

Post by DRT » 10:28 Tue 20 May 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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1980 Ferreira

Post by jdaw1 » 10:18 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #14: Ferreira. Mid-red, and quite translucent. Nosing of lovely red fruit, and yellow melon. But this transformed in the mouth to cherry, though, unusually, cherry without candy. THRA thought that it “lacks substance”. The melon led me to guessing Nacional: but actually Ferreira! Topsy-turvy rankings. 

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Post by DRT » 22:35 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Ferreira 1980
Good healthy red colour with an orange rim and transparent centre. Woody nose, of fresh sawdust, mixed with delicate rose-hips. Good density in the mouth with lovely elegance but a little hollow in the middle. Wonderful aftertaste with excellent variations and phases during the long length. Very enjoyable and drinking at its peak today. 90/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by uncle tom » 12:15 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

A little pale and lacking in substance, but this was nevertheless a good quaff, ranking sixh in my personal order of preference.

In my line-up of guesses, I knew that a Taylor would be somewhere on the table, but was struggling to work out which it was. In the event I guessed Taylor for Ferreira - and vice versa.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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