NV Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny (bottled 1979)

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NV Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by DRT » 20:26 Tue 31 Mar 2009

A group purchase of 8 bottles between Ben, Jacob and I from Seckford Wines.

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The cork, branded "Fonseca Port" came out intact. Decanted from a significant amount of black crust. Colour is very pale orange brown, really, really old VP. Candy floss nose, very sweet. A nice medium weight. Very sweet but nutty and slightly warming. Mouthwatering long finish. This is obviously well past its best but it isn't dead. Not something to drink all evening but a nice chilled glass before bed will do nicely :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by DRT » 00:48 Wed 01 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:Not something to drink all evening
I was wrong :roll: :lol:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:23 Wed 01 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:
DRT wrote:Not something to drink all evening
I was wrong :roll: :lol:
LOL, gotta drink it all or it may go bad :wink: BTW, you have a pic you can post. I'm interested in what the older labels on these look like.

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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by DRT » 14:33 Fri 03 Apr 2009

Here is a picture of the bottle...
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I also have the 20 and 30 yr old tawny from the same era with similar labels.
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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:49 Fri 03 Apr 2009

Cool picture on the label..is it the upper Douro or Gaia, I can't quite tell. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by DRT » 14:55 Fri 03 Apr 2009

Andy V wrote:Cool picture on the label..is it the upper Douro or Gaia, I can't quite tell. Thanks for posting it.
It's looking down river with Oporto on the right hand side. It looks like it is close to the area where the Porto Cruz restaurant is where we sat and drank a Cruz 20 yr old tawny with Sean, Stewart and others on the day of the Noval Colheitathon in October 2007 :wink:
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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:58 Fri 03 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:
Andy V wrote:Cool picture on the label..is it the upper Douro or Gaia, I can't quite tell. Thanks for posting it.
It's looking down river with Oporto on the right hand side. It looks like it is close to the area where the Porto Cruz restaurant is where we sat and drank a Cruz 20 yr old tawny with Sean, Stewart and others on the day of the Noval Colheitathon in October 2007 :wink:
Very hazy recollections of that day :nirvana: :wink: :lol:

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Re: 10 Year Old Fonseca Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by Glenn E. » 18:04 Fri 03 Apr 2009

DRT wrote:
Andy V wrote:Cool picture on the label..is it the upper Douro or Gaia, I can't quite tell. Thanks for posting it.
It's looking down river with Oporto on the right hand side. It looks like it is close to the area where the Porto Cruz restaurant is where we sat and drank a Cruz 20 yr old tawny with Sean, Stewart and others on the day of the Noval Colheitathon in October 2007 :wink:
It almost looks like it is looking downriver from Ponte Dom Luis I with the Ribeira district on the right. Those three buildings really look like they could be what is now the Pestana Porto, but the picture is a little hard to see.
Glenn Elliott

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