1955 Fonseca

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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1955 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 14:26 Tue 25 Sep 2012

On Monday 24th September 2012, several members of TPF met at TBH for a dual mini-vertical of Warre's and Fonseca ports of the same years.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 10:50 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Double decanted for 12 hours, then 3½ hours of proper decanting. The colour of burnt sugar, 60% opaque. Closed nose, some burnt sugar tones. On the palate there is rich texture, medium bodied. Gentle flavours show through a fading structure. Flavours dominated by burnt sugar and burnt orange. A touch of acidity shows on the aftertaste before a long - a very, very long - concentrated orange marmalade finish. Really rather good. 94/100.
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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:32 Sat 29 Mar 2014

F55. Brick red, 40% opaque. Nose of brandy. Palate soft and sweet. Heat late. Less big and rich than the W55. But despite being the junior partner, lovely. Slight mocha bitterness throughout.

PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 17:41 Fri 11 Apr 2014

medium colour, chewy, long long aftertaste, very slight bitterness/tawny edge but very faint, very nice port.
Rating: Very Good/Excellent

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