1955 Ferreira

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1955 Ferreira

Post by jdaw1 » 08:17 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Fr55: red hinting at brown, the hint being definite at the edge. Very sweet. Unctuous and thick. Later still lovely. With the fully-mature tannin-light structure so typical of this house. Very much of the same family as its vintages from the 1970s. RAYC, correctly, ‟no fireworks but quite pleasant”.

In the first flight competition (Ad, BPFHB, C, D, Fr, F, GB, and G) scoring 10 points, being ranked first by RLC, second by JDAW and RAH, and third by three others, for the Bronze Medal of this flight.

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1955 Ferreira

Post by DRT » 15:44 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Spicy nose. Oranges on the palate - delicate and elegant wine that is very good for drinking now. I had this at number 4 in the first flight and therefore 4th or 5th overall.
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Re: 1955 Ferreira

Post by AHB » 08:29 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Mid red colour, a dark orange, 30% opaque. Slightly herbaceous on the nose, attractive although muted. Spicy, ginger biscuits and redcurrants on the palate. Delightfully elegant with a wonderful florality. Long aftertaste, light but tasty. Really rather a nice and elegant wine. 90/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1955 Ferreira

Post by Chris Doty » 10:29 Sun 17 Oct 2010

Started out a bit monotone in this sugar/spice love tangle, but as the night went on it gained meaningful complexity. As with most of the wines of this evening, the general lack of fruit is a major factor to my palate, but this was showing rather well I thought. 88 points

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Re: 1955 Ferreira

Post by Glenn E. » 22:58 Fri 31 Dec 2010

Color: Middling dark, pleasant to look at.
Nose: Dry mustard.
Palate: Relatively lively and young, but a bit hot and harsh.
Finish: Warm, a flash of green

Score: 88 points. Others ranked this one higher, but I couldn't help but draw unfavorable comparisons between it and a '60 Ferreira that I liked a lot. Concensus ranked it 3rd of the first flight behind the Fonseca and the Graham.
Glenn Elliott

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