1970 Messias Cachao

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1970 Messias Cachao

Post by jdaw1 » 22:06 Sun 05 Apr 2009

Messias Quinta do Cachão 1970: another 1970 missing from that allegedly ‘great’ horizontal held 30th January 2009. Obviously the horizontal will have to be redone properly sighs loudly.

Decanted 3pm-ish. Wet cork; little sediment, such as there was being fine. At the time, somewhat rushed, the decanter-priming sample had tartness and a little heat.

So at D+2hr revisited. 80%ile translucent = 20%ile opaque, mostly brown tinged with red, colour 40% saturated. Nose showing some alcohol and that same tartness. To taste the heat is gentle and pleasant, but the tartness is strong. The fruit has faded, leaving perhaps raisons and a hint of cranberry. Entirely pleasant port, but on the downhill stretch. Mayhap Uncle Tom would record something 5-3. So better than the Messias 1970.

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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

Post by DRT » 23:47 Sun 05 Apr 2009

Various posts moved to Messias and Quinta do Cachão, these including a list of all their vintages and the producer’s failure to keep track of which have been made. jdaw1, 23:00 NY time on Mon 06 April 2009.

Should this discussion be split from the TN?
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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

Post by jdaw1 » 02:30 Mon 06 Apr 2009

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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

Post by AHB » 19:45 Mon 06 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:Should this discussion be split from the TN?
Yes - it is an interesting discussion in its own right and will be difficult to find unless you do split - but make sure that the picture of the label and Jacob's comments stay in the TN thread.

IMO, of course.
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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

Post by jdaw1 » 01:09 Tue 07 Apr 2009

Messias Quinta do Cachão 1970, at D+29hr. Yum. Much better. The heat has become pepper, a well-melded sweetness has appeared, with good length, and the tartness has softened. I like this and am regretting the wife’s consumption of so much of the bottle. With the extra day maybe a 6-4, maybe 7-4. Yum.

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Re: 1970 Messias Quinta do Cachão

Post by jdaw1 » 04:02 Tue 07 Apr 2009

Various posts that were above this point have been moved to Messias and Quinta do Cachão, these including a list of all their vintages and the producer’s failure to keep track of which have been made. jdaw1, 23:00 NY time on Mon 06 April 2009.
AHB wrote:but make sure that the picture of the label and Jacob's comments stay in the TN thread.
Presumably jdaw1’s comments were meant.

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