2000 Fonseca

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Graham’s 1970
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2000 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 15:56 Sat 01 Jun 2013

A small group gathered at the Bung Hole for a blind tasting, DJ being in town for the evening. We were joined by two guests: AHB being able to join at the last minute, he was accompanied by Mrs B; DJ brought his friend Richard West.

The line-up of bottles was interesting: five were from the same year, three were the same wine and two were decanted from the same bottle.
Decanted at 11 am.
About 80% opaque, dark plum colour.
A dark, brambly nose.
This had a slight soapiness at first, but this seemed to relax through the evening. This was not showing much this evening.
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2000 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 19:15 Thu 18 Jul 2013

F00, decanted 11am. Dark red, 90% opaque. Lovely balance of acidity and fruit. Maybe a hint light on tannin. Dark cherries; good length.

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Re: 2000 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:27 Fri 19 Jul 2013

Opaque centre and a youthful appearance. Sharp nose, dominated by acidity and stewed fruit. Dark chocolate and black cherries on the palate, with gentle charcoal tannins supporting. Chocolatey aftertaste and finish of good length. The finish is really fine, but this comes across as a modest bodied port that will not be a long-lived bottle. Served blind this was guessed to be Vargellas 1991. 86/100.
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