1966 Fonseca

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1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 18:35 Sat 13 Jun 2009

1966 Fonseca, part of an at-home mini-vertical of ’66, ’70, ’85. Decanted about 1½pm. At D+0 huge sweetness with pepper, the pepper fading quickly leaving a fantastic full-on Fonseca port flavour rolling around the palate. At D+0 the ’70 was huge, but the ’66 is bigger.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 23:52 Sat 13 Jun 2009

Pardon while I wipe the drool from my keyboard.
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 00:14 Sun 14 Jun 2009

F66 and F70 at home for a personal mini-vertical. I like your style! The F66 is one of my favourite ports.
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 01:22 Sun 14 Jun 2009

AHB wrote:F66 and F70 at home for a personal mini-vertical. I like your style! The F66 is one of my favourite ports.
There is some pleasure in drinking down one’s stocks of USA-located port.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 02:00 Sun 14 Jun 2009

Wife: ‟caramel in the nose”; ‟wow that’s really good”; ‟a slight hint of liquorish”; ‟a little bit of pepper in the end of the nose”; ‟aftertaste of black cherries”.

AMK (she being the sole adult guest): ‟cherries”.

JDAW: just huge rounded mouth-filling sweetness. Yes pepper, yes really yes the black cherries. But most of all this is really excellent port.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 03:17 Sun 14 Jun 2009

Placemats (the wife liked the flowers, though doubted whether they would feature in a placemat used by ‟male port friends”).

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:21 Mon 15 Jun 2009

F66: From my notes on paper, which probably overlap with the above. Semi-opaque dark, dark red. Not purple, maybe brown at edge. Initial heat, then rich rounded sweetness. First evening taste not quite as full as at D+0, but, with time, former glory was restored. A fantastically good port.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 03:11 Thu 18 Jun 2009

I look in the mail and what a very pleasant surprise!!!

The wife said mmmmm.

crushed black peppers with blackberries and a hint of blue berries.

full lush, strawberries and dark black cherries
a nice cedar finish rounded out by more black cherries.

lovely port!!!
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 07:45 Thu 18 Jun 2009

The sample was refridgerated immediately after decanting Saturday lunch, and mailed Monday morning.

I had only three sample bottles left, and as Jeff posted in the TN threads, Jeff won the ’66 and ’70, whereas SushiNorth must make do with only the younger.

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