1945 Feuerheerd

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jdaw1
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1945 Feuerheerd

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On Saturday 9th May 2015 we had a splendid horizontal of 1945 in The RAF Club, ably arranged by Axel Probst/WorldOfPort.de.

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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1945 Feuerheerd

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Burnt ochre in colour, 50% opaque. A harsh nose, acidic and bitter but not horrific. Sweet on the palate, balanced, but rather hollow. A little gentle orange marmalade on the late palate. Big and powerful aftertaste; big finish of great length. Very fine finish. Tough to score because of the flaws on the nose and hollowness of the palate but compensated to some extent by the aftertaste and finish. 87/100.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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Re: 1945 Feuerheerd

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Fd45. Red-brown, 50% opaque. Palate had big fruit, and toffee. Strange — with varnish. Extra-burnt caramel. DJ remarked “green bitterness”.
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Re: 1945 Feuerheerd

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)
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