1963 Borges

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AHB
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1963 Borges vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:42 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Decanted for 1 hour and drunk on 30/1/08.

Very pale orange with green on the rim. Marshmallow on the nose, accompanied by creamy coffee and caramel. A sweet entry with raisins and sultanas. Some coffee coming through the mid-palate with lemon juice and licorice. A warming aftertaste of modest duration that again fills the mouth and has a touch of bitter lemon about it. I would describe this as "fireside sipping port". 0/0 or 85/100.
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Post by DRT » 23:34 Thu 31 Jan 2008

From the same bottle served blind...

Amber/orange colour. Thick and slightly bitter. Not good.

I know that this wine can be better than this as I have some that still show a fair amount of red colour and have not fallen apart like this one had. This seems to have been cooked, light damaged or in some other way destroyed through poor storage.

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Post by Tsunami » 22:08 Fri 08 Feb 2008

really not a great glass of port.

did anyone finish his glass :oops: :P

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Post by DRT » 17:20 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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Post by AHB » 09:02 Mon 18 Feb 2008

I came back to what was left of this after completing my trip round the US. I think that makes it 17 days after opening.

If anything, this has improved slightly. It has certainly thickened in texture and now tastes pleasantly of seville orange and cointreau. Don't get me wrong - this still isn't a good port, but even Elizabeth tasted and said "That's not too bad".
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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