1980 Fonseca

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1980 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 20:26 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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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 21:57 Fri 10 Mar 2017

30% opacity. Red, orange-bronze rim. Nose was clouded, muted, but every now and then some strawberry and a hint of bubblegum poked through. Freshness initially on the palate, heat in the finish, strawberry fruit but not much, and faded quickly at the finish. Others thought this was flawed somehow. Just didn't seem spectacular to me.

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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:00 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Light rose red colour, 20% opaque. Muted on the , very flat. Soft tannins on the palate, which is gentle and rather spicy. An odd undertone lurks beneath the light fruit. Heat shows on the aftertaste and there is a glimpse of mustiness on the start of the herbaceous finish. This is poor and weak. 78
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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