1977 Fonseca

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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 19:18 Fri 17 Apr 2009

As part of the plan to drink JDAW’s US-located port, a tasting of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre was held on Saturday 18th April 2009 at Petite Abeille, 401 East 20th Street at First Avenue, NY 10010-7501.

Links:This thread is to hold tasting notes and comments on the Fonseca 1977.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 19:23 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Decanter 14:20. Translucent mid-red tinged with brown. Looking fine. Cranberries to taste.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 05:38 Sun 19 Apr 2009

F77: Very translucent, but dark red. Nosing of deli meat (rather like the ’70), and pepper. Lovely, but much lighter than it should have been, and far lighter than the F77 at the F-Plan.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 23:24 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Very disappointed with this bottle.

Baked cinnamon and slight crushed pepper on the nose. slightly muted.

Med to light milky mouth feel with baked fruit and a slight spicy root vegetable with a slightly bitter finish.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:48 Wed 22 Apr 2009

Ah the bottle variation struck on this one...sorry to hear.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 07:43 Sat 25 Apr 2009

Agh!! I can't stand this as the top post.. someone post a new note for another wine!! =)
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:28 Sun 03 May 2009

Unfortunately, this was a very disappointing bottle of the Fonseca 1977, far below the wonderful bottle we had in the summer of 2008. Light and brownish in colour with a chemical, paint-like nose. It tastes sweet and rather simple. There is some pretty fruit, but it is hardly a shadow of what it could have been. 85 points for this bottle.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by SushiNorth » 19:11 Wed 03 Jun 2009

Plum, tomatoes, salami and paprika started off the nose of this atypical F77. It's got this odd deli meat taste, with stewed fruit. The flavor hits you right up front then vanishes. Its good.... but weak. something of an off bottle, but i'm not quite sure what's happened to it. 90.
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