1960 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 23:36 Thu 07 Apr 2011

F60. Wonderful red, 40% opaque. Nose recorded as ‟cherry?”. To taste cloying red fruit. End weaker than some older ports at this table. Again tobacco, but cigarette rather than cigar.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:41 Sun 01 May 2011

Deep orange in colour, turning pale rose on the rim. A swirl brings the vibrant Fonseca cherry to the fore, slightly hot, slightly cloying. Smooth and balanced on the palate; very secondary with dates and walnuts and a delicious hint of nutmeg. A beautiful texture. A little heat on the aftertaste, but this settles into a warm glow to leave the quince and nutmeg finish rolling around the tongue. Lovely elegant port, prefect for drinking now. 92/100.
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