1977 Fonseca

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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 14:27 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: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 10:55 Wed 31 Oct 2012

Sourced from El Vino stocks. Deep rich red, 90% opaque. Sharp and lively on the nose, but youthful on the palatte with quite a fierce attack. Sharp rapsberry acidity drives the structure, supporting soft and gentle fruit flavours. Glowing raspberry jelly aftertaste and a finish of modest (for this port) length. 91/100. Decanted 9½ hours
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:53 Sat 29 Mar 2014

F77, I noting Anduze decanting. Red-purple, 50% opaque. Taste spicy, white pepper throughout. Mid weight, not-quite-ripe cherry, very long. Lovely juice. Later spearmint was found, strongly.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 17:45 Fri 11 Apr 2014

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