1977 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Fonseca (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Fonseca (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:14 Thu 02 Mar 2017

30% opacity, warm red. Smooth entry, gentle heat mid/late palate. Strawberries, a tannic finish. Very nice.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 07:57 Sat 01 Apr 2017

A magnum acquired from Turville Valley Wines. Light rose colour showing the tone of early maturity; 50% opaque. Attractive on the nose with sweet and mature fruit that has a slight hint of rose hips. Round and smooth in texture with a hint of heat at the edges; gentle fruit lurks in the flavours but the main impression is of hot, red licorice. Sweet and gentle on the aftertaste before the red licorice dominates the gentle finish. This port is lively on the palate, full of vigour, yet has a great balance and elegance to it. 92/100. Decanted 2 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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