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1970 Fonseca

Posted: 12:14 Mon 13 Jun 2016
by jdaw1
At Bonham’s on 18 February 2016 was sold most of a pipe of Fonseca 1963, not moved since original purchase (lots 324 to 343).

So, on Wednesday 15th June 2016, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger to compare six of these, which were joined by a selection of other English-bottled Vintage Ports.


Re: 1970 Fonseca

Posted: 17:22 Mon 20 Jun 2016
by flash_uk
55% opacity, warm red. Rich and syrupy, ripe fruit, some gentle spices.

Re: 1970 Fonseca

Posted: 21:00 Sat 02 Jul 2016
by AHB
Bottled by Corney & Barrow. Deep red in colour, strong and intense; 70% opaque. Little showing on the nose, just a bit of harsh redcurrant. The nose improves over the course of 90 minutes in the glass, deepening and starting to show some black cherry. Smooth entry, sweet red cherry fruit with pronounced tannins. Intensely flavoured palate with great depth. Big aftertaste with huge doses of fruit on the aftertaste and a dried black cherry finish. Delicious port. 94/100.