1977 Fonseca

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:55 Wed 15 Feb 2012

A bottle bought from and consumed in El Vino, Fleet Street. Firm red colour with a light rim; 80% opaque. Lovely nose, very attractive - red fruit laced with cedar resin. Sweet impact, full of sweet fruit with fabulous concentration. A touch of cedar on the flavour profile. Fantastic flavour development with so much complexity, dominated by the sweet and elegant fruit but with tannins still noticeable but in perfect harmony. Sumptuous aftertaste and a long, long intense finish. This is just fabulous port - port which is rarely bettered. 96/100. Drunk 14 Feb 2012 after 5 hours decant.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by DRT » 01:47 Mon 20 Feb 2012

50% opaque - some cedar wood on the nose. Big and full in the mouth very tannic and tight entry, then lots of spicy fruit, liquorice and an immense finish. Excellent Port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by DRT » 01:53 Mon 20 Feb 2012

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 20:54 Sat 25 Feb 2012

F77: dark red, 60% opaque. Very very smooth, less full-bodied than expected, perhaps even light. Heat mid-palate. Plums throughout.

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