1966 Fonseca

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Fonseca 1970
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1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:12 Fri 13 Jul 2012

F66: dark red, 50% opaque. For some reason I repeated the colour in the nose column, but the taste had heat, and again, dark plum-like fruit. Lighter than the 1963, and with cherries. JDAW.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 14:44 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Deep red core, bricking on the rim; 90% opaque. Open and mature nose, very full, very attractive. Lovely gentle entry with a spicy and lively fruit core and a big palate presence. Huge finish, very concentrated and very long. A fabulous port, at its prefect peak and will stay at that peak for decades. 95/100. 11-Jun-12. Decanted 3½ hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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