1963 Fonseca

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Fonseca 1963
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1963 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:13 Fri 13 Jul 2012

F63: Fabulous dark red, 60% opaque. Nose had cedar and smoke. To taste leather, heat mid-palate, and massive cedar. Also lots of very dark fruit. Extremely long. This bottle needed another half decade in the cellar! One taster rightly said ‟marzipan spiciness”. JDAW.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 14:45 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Deep red in colour, 95% opaque and with a firm rim. A huge nose, full of mature fruit - spicy cranberry and cinammon. On the palate this is balanced, with plenty of fruit and soft fine tannins. Generous acidity keeps a sharp focus. Long, luscious and lingering finish. A fantastic bottle, in need of more time to reach its peak! 93/100. 11-Jun-12. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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