1983 Fonseca

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1983 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:27 Tue 02 Apr 2013

A small 1983-1985 double horizontal was held on Tuesday 2nd April 2013 at The Bung Hole.

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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:17 Wed 03 Apr 2013

F83. red-brown, opacity not noted. Soft, with some heat, and good length. Rightly said by DRT to be ‟OK drinking port”, but not special. And, of course, overwhelmed by its younger brother.

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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 22:06 Thu 04 Apr 2013

brown to light red. A vanilla nose. Short at the front of the mouth, not strong, but had very good length.
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 13:41 Tue 09 Apr 2013

Mature red, bricking; 50% opaque - much lighter than the F85 shown alongside. Fresh nose, attractively fruity with a delicious clover honey. Sweet and well balanced entry, medium bodied. The palate grows and develops well to give a structured and elegant flavour. Quite sweet fruit. The tasty clover honey aftertaste leads into a long, floral finish of terrific length with a grassy twist at the end. Typical of the fruity elegance that would be expected from Fonseca. 88/100. 02-Apr-13. Decanted 8 hours.
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