1980 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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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 23:11 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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1980 Fonseca in magnum

Post by jdaw1 » 09:54 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanters #7 and #10: pink and translucent in both glasses. I thought that #7 smelt slightly of yellow grapefruit, but described #10 as having little bouquet. To taste very sweet bright candy, both of them. Correctly identified by yours truly.

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Post by DRT » 22:38 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Fonseca 1980 from magnum
From magnum. Light in colour, not an intensely coloured wine, very clear centre, very pale rim. Enormously minty nose - almost Taylor-like. Underneath all the mint are some ripe, red raspberries. Sweet and elegant with terrific poise, keeping its redcurrant sweetness and plumminess all the way through the mid-palate. Very pronounced, long lasting and extremely enjoyable aftertaste. 92/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by uncle tom » 12:06 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

A respectable wine, but a bit of a lightweight for Fonseca. That said, it was distinctive enough to identify.

Not one to cellar for decades. I did not note any substantial difference in maturity between the magnum and the bottle.

Tom
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