1955 Mackenzie

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1955 Mackenzie

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 21:18 Sun 09 Apr 2017

Mk55. dark red, again. 70% opaque. Palate big and sweet, with plums. Very sticky. Could easily be mistaken for a 1970, or even an excellent ’83. Very long. By far the ‘youngest’ wine at the table.

Tom reported that the case had the original typewritten address, very much of the era. Bottles too of the era, with rough seams and no markings on base. “It‘s legit.”

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by flash_uk » 15:46 Mon 10 Apr 2017

70% opacity, dark red. Sweet, tannins still very present, lots of dark fruit and spices. Very different from the others on show. Plenty of fruit in there, but seems to lack acidity to give it backbone, which makes it strange that it has lasted this long.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by AHB » 15:27 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Unknown UK bottler. Distinctly the deepest coloured of the line up, still dark red in colour; 80% opaque. Subdued on the nose, a little aggressive and showing red fruit rather than the sweet orange more typical of the vintage. Thick texture on entry, with dusty tannins supporting sweet black wine gums. A great palate with tannins still showing distinctly and a fabulous youthfulness. A burst of dryness on the aftertaste before a sticky strawberry jam slowly turns into a dry wood ash finish that is nicely counterpointed by a sweet and jammy cloudberry. 93/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2½ hours.
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 17:30 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Commendation for the second mention on TPF of a “cloudberry”.

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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by AHB » 17:37 Sun 22 Oct 2017

I'd just finished a jar of cloudberry jam a day or two before the 1955 tasting and the Mackenzie struck me as so similar in taste that I had to comment on it. But now you have me wondering where the first mention was...
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Re: 1955 Mackenzie

Post by jdaw1 » 17:58 Sun 22 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
17:37 Sun 22 Oct 2017
But now you have me wondering where the first mention was...
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