1963 Constantino

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1963 Constantino

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AHB was in London. The natural consequences followed.
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Alex Bridgeman
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Re: 1963 Constantino

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Mature bronzed red colour, 40% opaque. Gentle nose, not showing much with just a little thick and sweet sandalwood. Thick texture on the palate, slightly treacly. Deep and delicious fruit driven palate, balanced by the acidity and full of flavour. Rich and mouthfilling this is complete and rounded on the palate. Plenty of acidity and fragrance keeps the balance and still shows a hint of tannin drying the edges of the teeth. A little too much acidity shows on the aftertaste then a very interesting finish of dry black chocolate which compliments the bruised orange. 94/100. Drunk 19-Apr-17. Decanted 13½ hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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Re: 1963 Constantino

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Cn63, decanted 06:00. Red, 30% opaque. Palate hot, very hot, and very dry. Faded cherries behind; mid-to-light weight. But it improved with air in the glass, and became less dry.
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