1963 Ferreira

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1963 Ferreira vintage port

Post by AHB » 20:04 Tue 28 Apr 2009

A bottle ullaged to a point a little below low shoulder. Deeper in colour than either of the previous two ullaged bottles. A deep orange-brown, richly coloured and reminiscient of the colour of caramel or treacle. Odd scent on the nose, a mixture of floral perfumes mixed with black treacle. Very smooth texture in the mouth, pleasant flavour with lively acidity. The mid-palate builds up many layers of flavour and complexity and is extremely enjoyable. The aftertaste starts with a burst of heat, but quickly settles down to a long length of brown sugar and milk chocolate. More complex and enjoyable than the previous two bottles, but not showing at its best. Better and with more barley-sugar and marmalade after two hours in the decanter. Perfectly drinkable. 27 April 2009.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1963 Ferreira vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:45 Wed 29 Apr 2009

With 48 hours in the decanter (kept at cellar temperature - 12C) this has turned into something really rather pleasant and much better than it was on the first day. It's now full of sweet marmalade oranges. Yummy.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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