1980 Fonseca

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1980 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 20:26 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 21:57 Fri 10 Mar 2017

30% opacity. Red, orange-bronze rim. Nose was clouded, muted, but every now and then some strawberry and a hint of bubblegum poked through. Freshness initially on the palate, heat in the finish, strawberry fruit but not much, and faded quickly at the finish. Others thought this was flawed somehow. Just didn't seem spectacular to me.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:00 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Light rose red colour, 20% opaque. Muted on the , very flat. Soft tannins on the palate, which is gentle and rather spicy. An odd undertone lurks beneath the light fruit. Heat shows on the aftertaste and there is a glimpse of mustiness on the start of the herbaceous finish. This is poor and weak. 78
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:35 Tue 13 Aug 2019

F80. Cloudy red-pink, 25% opaque. Nose of red cherry. Palate quite acidic; cherry and sweetness too; but dominated by acidity.

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