1970 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Mon 13 Jun 2016

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.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:22 Mon 20 Jun 2016

55% opacity, warm red. Rich and syrupy, ripe fruit, some gentle spices.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:00 Sat 02 Jul 2016

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.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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