1977 Fonseca

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Fonseca 1977 label

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Fonseca 1977: design on bottle glass

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Fonseca 1977: IVDP label

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Fonseca 1977: capsule

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Decanted 14:20.

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Decanted 14:20.

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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:24 Sun 30 Mar 2008

1977 Fonseca: Lighter in hue than I expected from this illustrious house, though still a pale-rimmed good red. In the nose plenty of floral notes., and Jeff rightly identified “cedar†. Very big in the mouth, Pepper. DifferentDave: “rich finish†. Great oily mouthfeel. Lovely. 10-10.

JL: “delicious†.

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Post by DRT » 22:57 Sun 30 Mar 2008

{insanely jealous emoticon}
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.

Post by jdaw1 » 23:13 Sun 30 Mar 2008

Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.

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Re: Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.

Post by DRT » 23:20 Sun 30 Mar 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.
OK. Downgrade to {jealous emoticon}
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Re: Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.

Post by g-man » 03:51 Mon 31 Mar 2008

Derek T. wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Actually not as good a showing as the F-Plan’s F77.
OK. Downgrade to {jealous emoticon}
This is hands down THE best port I've ever had in my limited experience.

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Post by g-man » 14:09 Tue 01 Apr 2008

Surprisingly light clear red color with a slight browning around the rim.

nose of cedar, floral qualities, delicate red fruit, light caramel nose.

the flavor blows the palate away and completely unexpected.

licorice / all spice, chocolate flavors. Full bodied and sooo smooth. Nice toffee 30 second finish. My uncle tom score would be 10-10.
I'd put it at 97 (highest score ever in my book)

The Fonseca house for me has always defined finesse with power and the 77 reaffirms this for me. My favorite house.

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Post by KillerB » 15:06 Wed 02 Apr 2008

g-man - you now need to try the 1963, 1966 and 1970, they are all also absolutely wonderful.
Port is basically a red drink

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