1963 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1963 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:05 Mon 16 Jul 2012

D63 dark red, 60%. Nosing of plums, with gentle heat. To taste very good, with plum and cherry. JDAW.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1963 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:06 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Deep red, honey coloured rim. Fresh and inviting nose. Smooth entry onto the palate, structured and refined with big fruit and very gentle tannins. Big aftertaste, a touch of fire then a long and intense finish. Overall, this is showing surprisingly youthful and vigorous but with a great focus - could do with another decade. 93/100. 10-Jun-12. Decanted 9 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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