1966 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:23 Sun 18 Oct 2009

Double decanted. Good colour, deep but transparent centre. Very open (more than the '63 shown alongside) and inviting nose, full of mulled wine and sweet cherries. Gentle spiciness in the mouth; good complexity in the mouth with plenty of fruit and fully integrated tannins. Slightly hot aftertaste, but then a long and flavoursome sweet finish. Very long and delicious. Extremely impressive. 93/100, drunk 14 October 2009 after 14 hours of decanting.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1966 Fonseca vintage port

Post by DRT » 22:56 Tue 20 Oct 2009

The final sample being drunk to celebrate AHB's 46th birthday, one week after decanting.

Lovely spicy nose. Thick and chewy with fabulous texture and body. The tannins that were evident in this one week ago have melded away and the finish is long, sweet and absolutely delicious.

Happy birthday, AHB.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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