1963 Constantino

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1963 Constantino

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In a bottle of Fonseca 1963 was a question rather than a certain answer:
jdaw1 wrote: 13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018Are 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.

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PhilW
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1963 Constantino

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Fruit thinning slightly, but plenty of backbone/grip and improving as the evening progressed. My 3rd place for voting.
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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1963 Constantino

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30% opacity, red. Smooth, rich mouthfeel, nicely balanced, mature red fruit in the mouth. Very pleasant to drink and certainly not a weakling by any stretch in the company of the others on the evening. I gave it half a point alongside the G63!
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Re: 1963 Constantino

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Cn63: glorious red, 50% opaque. Bright maraschino cherry. Fruit strong, mid-weight. WPS noticed “some VA”—I didn’t.
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