1963 Constantino

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1963 Constantino

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.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1963 Constantino

Post by PhilW » 10:04 Thu 12 Apr 2018

Fruit thinning slightly, but plenty of backbone/grip and improving as the evening progressed. My 3rd place for voting.
Rating: vg

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Re: 1963 Constantino

Post by flash_uk » 10:57 Fri 13 Apr 2018

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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