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1977 Fonseca

Posted: 22:47 Mon 07 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.


Re: 1977 Fonseca

Posted: 11:25 Wed 09 Oct 2013
by jdaw1
F77. red, 50% opaque. Plums. Big-fruited port. Big. An excellent example of an excellent port. If being picky I could note a little astringency mid-palate, but that would be picky. My second place, behind W70, but most people’s first place.

Also observe error on the placemats:
In the [url=][i]Parameters for the placemat software[/i] thread[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Edit: at the table, an error was noticed. There was a conflict of dates between the Title ‟(F77)” and the Circlearray ‟[ (Fonseca) (1970) (CPR) ]”. Oops: both should have been !77.

Re: 1977 Fonseca

Posted: 23:37 Tue 05 Nov 2013
by AHB
Deep red in colour, rich and youthful; 70% opaque. Big on the nose, with lots of attractive fruit. Very fine, very rich. Wonderful entry, rich and full bodied; masses of fruit and still full of noticeable tannins. Rich fruit, big Dundee fruit cake and Cherry Genoa on the huge long finish. Really fabulous port. 95/100.