1963 Constantino

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1963 Constantino

Post by AHB » 22:05 Fri 14 Nov 2014

Mature red appearance, 60% opaque. Sweet and dusty nose, lovely and lingering - great poise. Sweet fruit on entry and running throughout the palate. Sweet cherry and raisins, very rich and ripe - but with a surprising level of dry tannins and a burst of heat when aerating. Hot aftertaste with a quick flash of a fierce pepperiness then a dry and slightly bitter core growing into a delicious fruitiness and a good length. Very enjoyable. 91/100. Drunk 26-Sep-14. Decanted 29 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1963 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 18:15 Thu 15 Aug 2019

Cn63. Red, 70% opaque. Palate soft, with heat. Big early palate then thin mid palate. Very cherry — Tizer. Not heavy or full, but delicious mature VP.

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