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1927 Constantino

Posted: 17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017
by jdaw1
Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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Re: 1927 Constantino

Posted: 18:35 Sun 24 Dec 2017
by jdaw1
Cn27. Cloudy, red-brown 40% opaque. Palate had some high-toned elements: melons (not in that sense), and spearmint. Excellently balanced, soft, but much lighter than perfect.

Re: 1927 Constantino

Posted: 20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
by Alex Bridgeman
Deep brown in colour, the colour of polished olive wood; 90% opaque. Lovely Golden Syrup on the nose, sweet and honeyed but with the added interest of pepper dust and mandarin zest. A lovely texture on the palate, smooth and round with lots of brown sugar flavours and a wonderful mandarin acidity. Delightful development, rich and full palate but just delivers layer after layer of flavour and complexity. This port has a huge palate. The aftertaste is terrific; big, full of orange yet with dry cinnamon tannins coating the tongue. The finish really is astonishing as it moves through multiple phases. Great stuff. 95/100.

A good example of the difference in preference between JDAW's palate and mine. I loved this, he thought it a little light.

Re: 1927 Constantino

Posted: 21:16 Mon 01 Jan 2018
by jdaw1
AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
90% opaque.
Really? Err, no.

AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
Lovely Golden Syrup on the nose, sweet and honeyed but with the added interest of pepper dust and mandarin zest. A lovely texture on the palate, smooth and round with lots of brown sugar flavours and a wonderful mandarin acidity. Delightful development, rich and full palate but just delivers layer after layer of flavour and complexity. This port has a huge palate. The aftertaste is terrific; big, full of orange yet with dry cinnamon tannins coating the tongue. The finish really is astonishing as it moves through multiple phases. Great stuff. 95/100.
I agree complex, but complex and delicate. A “huge palate”: really?

AHB wrote:
20:59 Mon 01 Jan 2018
A good example of the difference in preference between JDAW's palate and mine. I loved this, he thought it a little light.
Completely agree.

Re: 1927 Constantino

Posted: 14:11 Thu 11 Jan 2018
by PhilW
Bottle in good condition, but very much the lesser of the wines present (not counting the faulty).
Rating: vg-