1980 Fonseca

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DRT
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1980 Fonseca

Post by DRT » 10:29 Tue 20 May 2008

Last edited by DRT on 23:09 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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1980 Fonseca in single bottle

Post by jdaw1 » 10:07 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #12, very translucent pale pink. Not a Fonseca colour at all. Hot, but quite lovely nonetheless, and mis-guessed to be OBV.

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Post by DRT » 22:36 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Fonseca 1980 from bottle
Served from the bottle, alongside the same port from magnum. Light and very clear in colour, pale pink on the rim. Closed on the nose but does show some sweet redcurrant and sandalwood on the nose. Light but sweet in the mouth, a touch simple in the mid-palate. The aftertaste is dominated by the heat of the wine and some delicate red licorice, but does have good length. 86/100.
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Post by uncle tom » 12:10 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

I found just enough difference to separate this wine from the twin decanters that had held the magnum of Fonseca, but aside from that did not note any substantial difference in maturity.

Identifiable as Fonseca, pleasant, but not their greatest year.

Tom
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