1963 Royal Oporto

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Royal Oporto vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:35 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Decanted for 2 hours before tasting and drunk on 30/1/08.

Very pale colour, tawny looking, distinctly orange with a pale green rim. On the nose I picked up violets and some unintegrated alcohol.

This port had a neutral entry with a good acidic structure and flavours of barley sugars. Orange peel and grapefruit juice came through in the mid-palate.

The aftertaste was of moderate length and was just like sucking on a barley sugar.

A rather unremarkable port that wasn't bad, just old. 1/0 on the Uncle Tom scale or 86/100.
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Post by DRT » 23:17 Thu 31 Jan 2008

From the same bottle served blind...

Orange colour, slightly cloudy. Very sweet nose. Light in the mouth but smooth with a taste of crystalised sugar.

I guessed Cockburn 1920 :shock:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 08:58 Fri 01 Feb 2008

We did all agree that this port was showing the same sort of "brown sugar" flavours that you find in an old Cockburn. I must admit that I was not surprised that a lot of the guesses were for old Cockburn.

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Post by KillerB » 10:30 Fri 01 Feb 2008

I quite liked this on initial tasting: looked like barley sugar, smelled like barley sugar and tasted like barley sugar. Very old looking so no chance of guessing the year. Sadly, it just got a little boring after a while, especially as we had Warre and Martinez to play with.

I think my guess was Smith Woodhouse 1947, another Port that I've never tasted before.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by Tsunami » 22:07 Fri 08 Feb 2008

brrrr ....

color and taste did not mach,

yellow ?!

sweet, simple, alcohol was not integraded...
well : not my personal favorit :wink:

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Post by DRT » 17:22 Sat 16 Feb 2008

Links to the other ports from the line-up:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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