1963 Constantino

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1963 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 17:54 Sat 22 Apr 2017

AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.

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Re: 1963 Constantino

Post by AHB » 17:03 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Mature bronzed red colour, 40% opaque. Gentle nose, not showing much with just a little thick and sweet sandalwood. Thick texture on the palate, slightly treacly. Deep and delicious fruit driven palate, balanced by the acidity and full of flavour. Rich and mouthfilling this is complete and rounded on the palate. Plenty of acidity and fragrance keeps the balance and still shows a hint of tannin drying the edges of the teeth. A little too much acidity shows on the aftertaste then a very interesting finish of dry black chocolate which compliments the bruised orange. 94/100. Drunk 19-Apr-17. Decanted 13½ hours.
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Re: 1963 Constantino

Post by jdaw1 » 13:41 Tue 13 Aug 2019

Cn63, decanted 06:00. Red, 30% opaque. Palate hot, very hot, and very dry. Faded cherries behind; mid-to-light weight. But it improved with air in the glass, and became less dry.

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