1977 Fonseca

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1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:11 Fri 13 Jul 2012

F77: red to a hint of brown at edge, 50% opaque. Nose not noted initially, but later had raspberry. Taste starts with mocha bitterness, moving to strawberries late. Good port, but not very heavy, and so dwarfed by the ’63. JDAW.
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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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 14:23 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Another view:

Mid-red, bricking rim. Bottles stink on the reductive / rubbery nose. Rubbery flavours on the palate show significant heat damage, although there is fruit present - which is sweet and candied. Pleasant, but heat damaged. NR. 11-Jun-12. 4 hour decant.
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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