1960 Fonseca

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1960 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: 1960 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 10:51 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Deep red / orange in colour, with an orange rim; 40% opaque. Beautiful orange mandarin on the nose. Lovely texture on the palate, mid-weight. Generous mid-palate fruit over a gentle pepperiness. Some heat on the aftertaste from the acidity. Big aftertaste, full of sugary fruit; with a delicious and lingering finish. Very fine port. 92/100. Decanted 6 hours
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:39 Sat 29 Mar 2014

F60, decanted 13:00. Brick red, 40% opaque. Nose had mocha. The mocha bitterness that started early palate became, by the mid-palate, a sensation of dryness. Lacking sugar. DRT rightly observed dried fruits. By late evening was rather dried out.

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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 17:42 Fri 11 Apr 2014

very slightly acid edge though minimal, but very nice port.
Rating: Excellent

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