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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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