1966 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:12 Fri 08 Apr 2011

F66. Wonderful dark red, 70% opaque. But the taste all wrong: dry early, slightly rough. Not up to the standards of Fonseca 1966. :-(

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:50 Sun 01 May 2011

15,800 cases released. (From the case purchased at Straker Chadwick and shared between AHB, DRT and THRA.) Warm, red colour showing brick red maturity. 60% opaque. Gentle nose of spiced mulberry; a touch stewed on the palate, fruity and attractive, with very soft tannin and strong acidity. Big and lively aftertaste, that lasts a long time and is very impressive. Fabulous port. 93/100. Drunk from a sample bottle 15 days after the tasting.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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