1983 Fonseca

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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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1983 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 20:29 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: 1983 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 22:11 Fri 10 Mar 2017

35% opacity, warm red. Raisined nose. Tannic, dry. Raisins. Has acidity but not much in the way of fruit. Seems dried out.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:01 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature red in colour, 40% opaque. A gentle nose of raisins and toffee but there is a hint of harshness lurking behind the fruit. Raisins and golden sultanas flow onto the tongue with the first sip, accompanied by a surprising amount of tertiary sugars and burnt raisins. A slight rubbery tone shows on the aftertaste, which leads to a redcurrant cordial finish that is relatively short. 84/100.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:36 Tue 13 Aug 2019

F83. Red-pink, 30% opaque. Nose of artificial sweetness, saccharine. Palate not liked: astringent early, then acidic.

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