1896 Feuerheerd

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Alex Bridgeman
Fonseca 1966
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1896 Feuerheerd

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A wax capsule indistinctly branded with the bottler as ""W…SCHLADEN 1896 MIDDLESBOROUGH"" (possibly ""WALTER""). The cork was branded Feuerheerd 1896.

From Mike Meehan. A very pale golden brown colour, 20% opaque. Stale and a little oxidised on the nose, a smell which later started to reveal a little citrus. Much fresher on the palate with the acidity keeping the balance. Some notes of oxidation showed on the late palate with butterscotch flavouring the acidity, but little or no fruit present. Nutty aftertaste and finish. Tired and dried out but still pleasant. 87/100. Tasted 15-Dec-22. Decanted 1½ hours.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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flash_uk
Graham’s 1977
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Re: 1896 Feuerheerd

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30% opacity, orange, slightly cloudy. Soft, oranges, still has some backbone but mostly citrus.

I believe the cork from this bottle was the first any of us had seen with branding and a year pre 1900.
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