1963 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20588
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1963 Dow

Post by jdaw1 » 20:52 Mon 09 Apr 2018

In a bottle of Fonseca 1963 was a question rather than a certain answer:
jdaw1 wrote:
13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
Recognising that this scientific question needed scientific experiment, a round dozen of us gathered to test some 1963s.

Links:

PhilW
Dow 1980
Posts: 2721
Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
Location: Near Cambridge, UK

Re: 1963 Dow

Post by PhilW » 09:58 Thu 12 Apr 2018

Good, but not as good as some D63 tasted previously, this one seemed to have some hollowness to the taste. Still enjoyable, but not all it could be. Better liked by the group who rated it third overall.
rating: g/vg

User avatar
flash_uk
Dow 1980
Posts: 2763
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1963 Dow

Post by flash_uk » 11:06 Fri 13 Apr 2018

40% opacity, rich red. Intense fruit on the nose. Opens quickly on the palate, with a grapefruit (!?) burst and gentle acidity. Good structure, acidity holding it nicely in balance. Couldn't bring myself to offer any points though. Maybe that was a bit harsh.

Post Reply