1960 Feuerheerd

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CPR 1
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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1960 Feuerheerd

Post by CPR 1 » 22:15 Fri 07 Jul 2017

An unknown labelled as 'possible Dow 63?' Bought from Drewatts last year. I could see this was pale in colour through the glass and it had been leaking a little thus I was not expecting much. I was very surprised when I pulled the cork to see Feuerheerd 1960, of which this is the first tasting note on TPF.

This has a beautiful mouth feel, no fruit but is saved by some good acidity and a little heat followed by a very long finish. Julian would say it should have been drunk 30+ years ago, and he is not wrong but slightly chilled this is a very pleasant and an unexpectedly good drink tonight.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Feuerheerd

Post by AHB » 22:12 Mon 10 Jul 2017

That sounds to me like the perfect port!

I'm not sure how I would feel to find a bottle of presumed Dow 1963 turned out to be Feuerheerd 1960. On balance, I think I would be pleased as it's a port I've never tried. Lucky you!
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CPR 1
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Re: 1960 Feuerheerd

Post by CPR 1 » 10:12 Tue 11 Jul 2017

I was happy, the port was very drinkable and it was something unusual, I like trying 'new' ports and it is relatively unlikely I will ever have this again. If this happens to other bottles of Dow 63 I might not be so happy!

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