1963 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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1963 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: 1963 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 10:52 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Bottled by Avery's. Firm red colour, with a firm rim; 70% opaque. Fragrant and expressive nose, with generous levels of nutmeg and mace illuminating the cranberry fruit. Surprisingly dry tannins show on entry, initial impact full of sweet and concentrated fruit, but there is an unexpected hollow spot on the mid- to late-palate...could this possibly be in need of more time? Shows much promise. Lovely texture and flavours concentrate all over the late-palate. Long, with big flavours on the finish. Delicious and lovely, but not yet at its peak. 93/100. Decanted 6 hours
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Taylor 1900
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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:41 Sat 29 Mar 2014

F63, decanted 13:00. Dark red, 50% opaque. Nose slightly closed, with red cherry and plum. Palate had big red fruit, including dark cherry. Not fully mature. Massive aftertaste. Superbly long. Excellent.

PhilW
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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 17:43 Fri 11 Apr 2014

round, smooth, lovely complexity, delicious.
Rating: Very Good/Excellent

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