1983 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
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1983 Fonseca Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 17:06 Sun 26 Aug 2007

Fonseca 1983 tasted on 1st September 2007 in St. Helens. Tasted that evening were Fonseca 1920, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, and 2000. Also see the review describing the evening as a whole.

From the cellar of Uncle Tom, in exchange for just £31.

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Post by DRT » 00:08 Mon 27 Aug 2007

Plastic embossed capsule is intact. Fill level is 1cm into the neck and 3cm below the cork.

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Post by DRT » 12:21 Sat 01 Sep 2007

Decatnted at 07:10 on 1 Sep 07. Cork came out in one piece. Lots of well formed sediment and quite a light colour.

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F83

Post by jdaw1 » 01:34 Sun 02 Sep 2007

Bright, and pinker than the ’75. Musty nose, with cherries—though not the Cockburn nose I encountered here. Good length, with cough mixture and candy.

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Post by DRT » 23:17 Mon 24 Sep 2007

Dark with an interesting nose and a young port smell. Nice weight. Lots of debate about what that taste is until I came up with Veno's :shock: - some heat at the ack of the throat but a nice long finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by KillerB » 09:07 Tue 25 Sep 2007

I couldn't remember this at all until Derek mentioned the Veno's. I'm not completely convinced by 1983 and I'm finding 1980 much more palatable for the big houses, if a little light.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: F83

Post by mosesbotbol » 12:59 Mon 21 Apr 2008

jdaw1 wrote:Musty nose, with cherries—though not the Cockburn nose I encountered here. Good length, with cough mixture and candy.
I noticed a musty nose that blew off on the two bottles of F83 I have had so far. Same for the length and concentration. Since the must disappeared after a couple of hours, I did not see it as a negative considering how nice this vintage is other wise.

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