NV Fonseca 10YO Tawny (bottled 1979)

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JacobH
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NV Fonseca 10-Year-Old Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by JacobH » 11:44 Fri 12 Nov 2010

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Re: NV Fonseca 10-Year-Old Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by JacobH » 11:59 Fri 12 Nov 2010

Brown and cloudy :twisted:

Some caramel, a little fruit but quite a lot of sweetness.

I quite like this type of Port; I think the softening of the "tawniness" that takes place when it is matured in glass is very attractive. But it is probably a bit of a niche interest!
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Re: NV Fonseca 10-Year-Old Tawny (bottled 1979)

Post by DRT » 08:26 Sat 02 Apr 2011

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4823&p=41735#p41735]On 1st April 2011[/url], JacobH wrote:Colour: unusual for Port. Consistent for an oddity. Brownish gold in the middle, with perhaps the smallest amount of rose gold, fading dramatically to a colourless edge.
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4823&p=41740#p41740]A few posts later[/url], JacobH wrote:It ... has continued to air for the last four months. At approximately 3,500 hours decanting time, it is no-longer cloudy, and tastes rather like a mixture of Werther’s Original and an old 30- or older tawny Port. Still a bit spirity and acidic, though. Perhaps will revisit the last glass at about 7,000 hours decanting time.
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