1963 Borges

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1963 Borges and Irmão

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Tue 16 Oct 2012


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Re: 1963 Borges & Irmão

Post by jdaw1 » 23:05 Tue 16 Oct 2012

BI63, the last of JDAW’s stash. And the best of them. Red-brown, 40% opaque. Nose had mostly sugar, but also perhaps something like oats. Initially a mite too acidic, but that cured with time in glass. Though weak early evening, in time it gained red mature fruit and some length.

This should be decanted into a decanter, not a bottle. Air made this a pleasant mature port.

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Re: 1963 Borges & Irmão

Post by DRT » 07:07 Sat 20 Oct 2012

jdaw1 wrote:This should be decanted into a decanter, not a bottle. Air made this a pleasant mature port.
For how long?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1963 Borges & Irmão

Post by jdaw1 » 13:49 Sat 20 Oct 2012

This showed really well, having been decanted just before 10pm the night before.

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Re: 1963 Borges & Irmão

Post by RAYC » 20:44 Sat 20 Oct 2012

Slightly dirty nose, concentrated orange peel and nice rich cointreau finish. Felt like a nice port for a winter evening. Improved slightly with time in glass.

Exceeded my very low expectations by some margin - really rather drinkable *** (87-88)
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Re: 1963 Borges & Irmão

Post by AHB » 08:32 Tue 23 Oct 2012

Deep coloured core, a dark orange, approximately 30% opaque. Full of turkish delight and mushroom ketchup on the nose, with a tone of spearmint cutting through all this. Sweet on entry, with a sugary essence under a mid-palate of concentrated flavour, although this is lighter than most other 1963s. It lacks a little acidity to offer a good balance and is quite floral, with a long finish of dry rose hip syrup. Tasty and enjoyable. 86/100.

The point score ranked this port equal on points with the BBR 1970, which seems fair. They were different wines, enjoyable in different ways but bringing equal levels of enjoyment.
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