1966 Fonseca

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:54 Sat 18 Apr 2009

A bottle kept at home as it had a fill level of just below top shoulder and needed to be opened. Keeping our New York cousins company whilst drinking JDAW's cellar seemed to be a good reason to open it. Opened and decanted at 10pm. initially very pale in colour but gained in weight very quickly until 10 minutes after decanting this was a gorgeous deep red.

45 minutes after decanting the nose was warm and rich, full of juniper berries and meat juices, just inviting a taste to be taken. Quite light in texture, quite dry in the mouth but full of flavour that takes its time in developing into the full panoply of what it can offer. No tannins visible but plenty of ripe acidity supporting the mature, leathery fruit. An astonishing aftertaste, huge and so incredibly long; tart cranberries and that delicious juniper streak. Simply delicious, a magnificent flavour and promising much for a few hours time. 94/100. Drunk 18 April 2009.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by DRT » 23:08 Sat 18 Apr 2009

I'm on my way....
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Re: 1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by DRT » 01:50 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Alex,

Please do report back on how this bottle develops over the next 24 to 48 hours. :wink:

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Derek
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Re: 1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:58 Sun 19 Apr 2009

:lol: :oops:

Errm. OK then. Very nicely thanks.
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Re: 1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by DRT » 02:03 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Surely you didn't think I would let you get away with this one Mr B :wink: :lol:
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