1963 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 20:52 Mon 09 Apr 2018

In a bottle of Fonseca 1963 was a question rather than a certain answer:
jdaw1 wrote:
13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
Recognising that this scientific question needed scientific experiment, a round dozen of us gathered to test some 1963s.

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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 09:47 Thu 12 Apr 2018

Another bottle from the pipe sold at Bonham's in 2016 (see previous case tasting here); despite a decent colour and no evidence of seepage (intact cork and capsule prior to decanting), this was sadly quite faulty to taste.
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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 11:13 Fri 13 Apr 2018

35% opacity. Nose of burnt rubber and cold coffee. Bitter to taste. Faulty. Seems like the bottles from the pipe auctioned at Bonhams are a bit of a crap shoot.

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