1992 Fonseca

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1992 Fonseca Vintage Port

Post by jdaw1 » 17:07 Sun 26 Aug 2007

Fonseca 1992 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, for which he took the paltry amount of £36.

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Post by DRT » 00:13 Mon 27 Aug 2007

Modern, flimsy plastic capsule that is embossed with an image of a bunch of grapes and no description of what is in the bottle :x

Fill level is impossible to determine due to impenitrable black glass being used :x :x

A disappointingly modern label with a magnificant (and very central) paint splash 88)

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Post by DRT » 12:17 Sat 01 Sep 2007

Decanted at 07:00 - starting to lose colour and quite a lot of sediment for a wine of this age. Cork fell apart and was reconstructed prior to this photograph being taken.

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Post by RonnieRoots » 23:24 Sun 02 Sep 2007

No TN on this one?

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I didn’t like it, but had nothing particular to say.

Post by jdaw1 » 07:49 Mon 03 Sep 2007

I didn’t like it, but had nothing particular to say.

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Post by uncle tom » 09:42 Mon 03 Sep 2007

I have my doubts about the '92 vintage.

I'll start a new thread for this.

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That thread on the 1992 vintage

Post by jdaw1 » 15:49 Mon 03 Sep 2007

That thread on the 1992 vintage.

Edit: Alan has just scanned and email me my tasting note sheet, which said “Bright red† (eye §); “Not liked† (nose §); and “tannins not showing† (mouth §).

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Post by DRT » 01:59 Wed 05 Sep 2007

My TN reads:

Light in the mouth. Quite an astringent taste - should have been in an earlier flight.

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Post by John Danza » 10:47 Sat 08 Sep 2007

I hate to be a contrarian, but I think the 1992 Fonseca is doing just fine at its age. I decanted a bottle last night and drank it tonight. The bottle was part of an original case that I bought as a future and have owned since delivery. It was served tonight when I had some friends over for a cheddar tasting.

The wine was very deep, opaque ruby. The flavors were all spot-on with a wine of this youth, dominated by dark plums. The nose was pretty much closed, even after 24 hours. Overall, I don't see a problem with this wine at this point.

All the best,
John

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Post by KillerB » 14:18 Sat 08 Sep 2007

John - we couldn't actually spot a flaw in the bottle, it was just disappointing. It's possible that it was completely outshone by the company that it was keeping.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by John Danza » 16:12 Sat 08 Sep 2007

Hi Alex,

I'm sure you're right, because that was a pretty stellar lineup that you had.

I also should have noted that the alcohol was still a bit hot after 24 hours in the decanter. Unfortunately, I can't tell if it would have burned off with nore time, because it's all gone. :D

All the best,
John

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