1945 Ferreira

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1945 Ferreira

Post by AHB » 00:07 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Pale red in colour, very light centre. Sweet on the nose, bringing quince and cinammon. Sweet and beautifully elegant in the mouth. Lots of redcurrants and a wonderful complexity all over the tongue and cheeks. A long, gentle and carressing aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine and was the best wine for drinking on the night. 94/100. A superb example of Ferreira’s style of elegance and complexity and an equally good example of the quality of the 1945 vintage.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1945 Ferreira vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:42 Sat 20 Dec 2008

DRT: "Oh! What is that smell?"
AHB: "Quince?"
DRT: "Yes, it definitely smells Portuguese"

I had obviously crossed that boundary between sobriety and the TPF Glow :lol:

Mid-weight, chocolate, cherry. Slightly hot with mint (ARK thought spearmint) on the end. Great juice.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1945 Ferreira vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 20:52 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Glorious rich orangey colour and went down a treat, but more than that takes my recollection into a blur..

Good wine!

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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Re: 1945 Ferreira vintage port

Post by DRT » 00:56 Sun 21 Dec 2008

+48ish Hours
Fabulous colour and a very delicate spicy nose. OMG gorgeous in the mouth. Silky smooth, great texture and very much alive. Red fruits fade into caramel and then a little worm glow. Effin gorgeous stuff. Not bad for a youngster from this house :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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