1958 Calem Foz

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1958 Calem Foz

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Re: 1958 Calem Foz

Post by jdaw1 » 15:38 Sun 03 Dec 2017

CáF58, decanted 15:30. Dark red, 50% opaque. Nose of dark cherries. Palate of fruit indistinct but black, with sweetness, tobacco, leather. Very ver long. Simon found bubble gum early, which I found later. My best ever ’58. Indeed, there was something about the dark fruit, the early strength, lighter mid-palate, and long ending that hinted at Noval 1927. Not as big or fantastic, but a resemblance.

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Re: 1958 Calem Foz

Post by AHB » 22:30 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Bottled by the Wine Society. A lovely glowing red colour, mature in appearance but not so mature as to imply it might be fading; 50% opaque. Modest on the nose but showing some sweet redcurrant and golden sultanas. Delicious texture on the palate, nicely flavoured and with great poise. Good sweet fruit and a great concentration on the palate — big and very flavoursome. A lovely aftertaste but with lots of heat, then a big peppery finish full of rehydrated sweet golden sultanas and redcurrant cordial. There are even hints of tannins on the finish. This is an impressive and flavoursome port. 96/100. 3 hour decant.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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