1970 Fonseca

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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1970 Fonseca

Post by RAYC » 23:31 Fri 07 Jun 2013

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RAYC
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by RAYC » 16:24 Tue 18 Jun 2013

Brambly menthol nose, smooth, plush, round and big in the mouth - no edges here at all. As F70 should be. Super port. 94pts
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:02 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Grants of St James bottling. Deep red, slight chestnut; 70% opaque. Mature nose of dried beef and meat juices. Very fragrant and very rich. Sweet fruit entry, full of dried and concentrated red fruit. Huge palate presence, absolutely massive and with a lovely thick texture. Huge levels of fruit. Big but resolved tannins, thick and unctuous; sweet and luscious. Huge aftertaste, but with lovely balance, of massive length. Just amazing port, absolutely fabulous. 98/100. Drunk 04-Jun-13. Decanted 14½ hours.
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 10:01 Sat 27 Jul 2013

F70. Brick red, 30% opaque. Alas slightly masked by the spicy squid eaten immediately before. Won’t order that again. Anyway, big long and lovely. Mature, but is it too mature for a ’70?

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