1970 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Fri 08 Apr 2011

F70. Perfect dark red, 80% opaque. Taste of big plum and cherry fruit. A brief flash of tobacco. Big fruit to a very delayed end. Wonderful.

F70 generally thought to be the best wine on the table. (It might have been unanimous, but I cannot be sure of that detail.)

JDAW: ‟I think the ’70 was touched by God.”
DRT: ‟But he’s not having it back.”

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:51 Sun 01 May 2011

Taylor Fladgate made 24,600 cases of this wine! Deep red centre, with just a touch of bricking; 90% opaque. Mulberry fruit all over the nose, very open and inviting. Sweet fruit on the palate, medium bodied and great texture. The fruit grows and allows the tannins to gently take hold, but then the fruit comes back and overcomes everything else. Huge finish, big fruit and massive finish - stunning port, monumental! 95/100.
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