1958 Constantino

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jdaw1
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1958 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sat 31 May 2014

Oscar Quevedo was in London, so we opened some 1958s.

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Re: 1958 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 21:38 Tue 03 Jun 2014

Cn58, originally θ = theta. Orange, 25% opaque. Nose had citrus, or maybe burnt orange. Palate lovely texture, oleaginous, marmalade — perhaps grapefruit marmalade, very long. Hence my WOTN.

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Re: 1958 Constantino

Post by oscar quevedo » 12:34 Fri 06 Jun 2014

Constantino 1858. brick/ brown colour, slightly turbid. Caramel and sweet notes on the nose. On the palate is round, not very long but quite nice. Colour oxidized and more on the Tawny side.

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Re: 1958 Constantino

Post by AHB » 15:42 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Slightly hazy, pale red colour; 25% opaque. Dusty cherry on the nose, some rosemary. And orange oil. Nice thickness to the texture; elegant and balanced body. Late palate brings rich, sweet fruit and still some hints of tannins. A lovely combination of power and elegance - citrus fruit sweetened with honey. The citrus runs through to the aftertaste and delicious palate. Served blind, this was guessed to be Fonseca Guimaraens. Theta. 86/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14. Decanted 3 hours.
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