1963 Borges

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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uncle tom
Dow 1980
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1963 Borges

Post by uncle tom » 15:11 Tue 26 May 2009

One of small stash of originally anonymous bottles secured by Julian, and very kindly given to me last year.

English bottled, generic foil capsule of a design often used by the smaller bottlers.

Pure brown when decanted, no red visible at all. Seemed very viscous, and took a long time to pass through my decanting funnel.

Curiously, when I poured a glass a few hours later, some red colouration had evolved. Drunk over a couple of days with little subsequent evolution.

Much more akin to a 20yr tawny than a vintage port, and a very agreeable sweet quaff. Reading the notes made of the first bottle opened, It would seem that this was a much better bottle.

Not a superstar though, but with a high sugar concentration to preserve it, not at death's door either.

- Thanks Julian!

Score 5-4

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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KillerB
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Re: Borges 1963

Post by KillerB » 15:45 Tue 26 May 2009

The bottle that we had at the Crusting Pipe with Tsunami was rank. Suspicion at the time was that it had been poorly, with a couple of veries, kept. This sounds much better.
Port is basically a red drink

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