1970 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Fonseca

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:38 Thu 17 May 2012

Deep red, 90% opaque. Modest - even restrained - nose. Lots of alcohol and sweetened cranberry; surprisingly light nose. Sweet fruit dominates the entry, with the fruit building to large levels with a spicy core that is really peppery. Lovely mid- full-bodied palate; fabulous. Superb, sweet aftertaste with a huge finiah. This is amazing port. 96/100. 1 hour decant.
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by RonnieRoots » 08:35 Tue 22 May 2012

Dark ruby colour, quite impressive. Very expressive, lively nose. Violets, dark cherries, all not overpowering but intense in its persistence. Packed with flavours: dark fruit, coffee, bay leaf and beautifully integrated fine tannins. Long finish. Very youthful still and incredibly impressive. Head and shoulders above the rest, my no. 1 of the evening.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 22:19 Sun 10 Feb 2013

F70, decanted 18:30. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose had big sweet fruit. Very lovely. Smooth, then a hint of beast roughness.

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