1977 Fonseca

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AHB
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1977 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:03 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Lightest of the four Fonseca wines on the night, red with a faint rim of orange. Restrained nose, with a bit of a menthol streak over a minty nose. Sweet entry, marked tannins covered by sweet jelly beans and gentle caramel with plenty of redcurrant - but rather simple. Plenty of sweet strawberry jam on the aftertaste, with a long finish of strawberry and chocolate. 91/100. Drunk 26 September 2010.
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Re: 1977 Fonseca vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:06 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1977 Fonseca vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:17 Tue 11 Jan 2011

F77, the lightest colouration at the table. Nose: some candy. Some red cherry. A hint of artificial sugar. To taste the lightest. The acidity better harmonised than the other Fonsecas. Very long.

Voted third by me; unranked by the others.

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