1983 Ferreira Seixo

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1983 Ferreira Seixo

Post by jdaw1 » 18:42 Sun 19 Oct 2008

Part of the Ferreira vertical in Manhattan on Friday 17th October 2008. Links:

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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by jdaw1 » 18:56 Sun 19 Oct 2008

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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by jdaw1 » 19:28 Sun 19 Oct 2008

1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo: browner than the ’78, and to smell more fruit than both its older siblings. Somebody said ‟some tawny characteristics”. To taste dominated by an odd bitterness, which I found thoroughly off-putting. Not liked by me.

I had tasted the 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo a few weeks earlier, and had the same unpleasantness, so this wasn’t obviously a bottle-specific problem. Not liked.

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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by g-man » 03:38 Thu 23 Oct 2008

Milky nose backed by red berries and commented of a tawny nose which I found too.

I felt it was a stronger version of the 77 on the mouth.

reddish spirity berry, burnt sugar with an added spiciness and very apparent tannins.

I liked this as the night went on. 88.
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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by mosesbotbol » 16:17 Thu 23 Oct 2008

Those must've been bad bottles as everyone really enjoyed the '83 the most at our Ferreira vertical.
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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:05 Thu 23 Oct 2008

I must side with jdaw1 and g-man here. When I had this with jdaw1 it was a decent, albeit simple Port with a short finish. I gave it 87-88 points and that was a bottle direct from the Ferreira cellar so no storage issue problem at all.

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Re: 1983 Ferreira Quinta do Seixo

Post by mosesbotbol » 12:50 Fri 24 Oct 2008

If memory serves my right, we thought 1970 and 1983 were the top two.

Maybe Sean or Fred will chime in?
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