1960 Ferreira

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1960 Ferreira

Post by jdaw1 » 17:41 Tue 25 May 2010

Fr60: a dry nose, with heat and late sweetness. I also found mint. In the mouth woody, with vanilla. Dry, and tired. Pleasant.

Most others thought it corked. Oscar Quevedo disagreed, thinking it oxidised. Being insensitive to TCA methought silence optimal.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1960 Ferreira

Post by Chris Doty » 12:47 Mon 07 Jun 2010

A bit strange. Not quite right on the nose to me. Heat and vanilla dominate the palate. A bit astringent, with a short finish. Some spice, no fruit. 81pts

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Ferreira

Post by AHB » 09:06 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Red in colour, with some paling on the rim. Slightly corked nose, almost hidden underneath an attractive blackberry but with some telltale mustiness. Sweet, thick texture with pleasant red fruit and a lovely palate presence spoiled by a slightly harsh note with the acidity showing through an ejoyable raspberry coulis. Great long length on the tingling, woody and licorice root finish. 82/100. Drunk after 6 hours decanting.
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Re: 1960 Ferreira

Post by DRT » 17:02 Thu 14 Oct 2010

My extensive note says: "Corked - badly".
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Ernest H. Cockburn

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