1963 Ferreira

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ProfS
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1963 Ferreira

Post by ProfS » 08:44 Fri 16 Oct 2015

Noticed slight seepage from bottle so a local Scottish emergency was declared.
Bottle stood upright until friends arrived (2 days) then decanted. Clear bronze red with lighter edge in colour with 90% opacity. Once opened up (1-2 hours) aroma of figs and raisins. Complex long lovely taste of salted figs, dried fruit with a slight peppery finish.
Ranked 4th out of the 14 bottles of VP I have ever tasted.

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flash_uk
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Re: 1963 Ferreira

Post by flash_uk » 10:06 Fri 16 Oct 2015

Sounds delicious! A quick question about your opacity description - is 90% meaning it is a dark purple, near black non see-through beast, or at the other end of the spectrum - almost a clear liquid?

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Re: 1963 Ferreira

Post by ProfS » 10:19 Fri 16 Oct 2015

It was very clear. Should that be 90% translucency and 10% opacity? Still new to this!

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flash_uk
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Re: 1963 Ferreira

Post by flash_uk » 12:57 Fri 16 Oct 2015

ProfS wrote:It was very clear. Should that be 90% translucency and 10% opacity? Still new to this!
I make that 10% opacity :D
fully (100% opaque) being totally non transparent.

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AHB
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Re: 1963 Ferreira

Post by AHB » 14:22 Fri 16 Oct 2015

I'm a fan of the Ferreira 1963. I find it's a mature and tasty glass of port. Nice thing to be "forced" to open to deal with the cork starting to leak.
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

PhilW
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Re: 1963 Ferreira

Post by PhilW » 15:46 Fri 16 Oct 2015

I've never tried the 1963, but have enjoyed all the Ferreira I have tried.
Unfortunately it is not a shipper that we see a lot of in the UK (or at least, not that I have seen much of).

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