1977 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 22:47 Mon 07 Oct 2013

With Andy Velebil visiting from California, it would have been rude not to. So we did, in The Bung Hole, on Tuesday 8th October 2013.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:25 Wed 09 Oct 2013

F77. red, 50% opaque. Plums. Big-fruited port. Big. An excellent example of an excellent port. If being picky I could note a little astringency mid-palate, but that would be picky. My second place, behind W70, but most people’s first place.

Also observe error on the placemats:
In the [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=61813#p61813][i]Parameters for the placemat software[/i] thread[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Edit: at the table, an error was noticed. There was a conflict of dates between the Title ‟(F77)” and the Circlearray ‟[ (Fonseca) (1970) (CPR) ]”. Oops: both should have been !77.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:37 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Deep red in colour, rich and youthful; 70% opaque. Big on the nose, with lots of attractive fruit. Very fine, very rich. Wonderful entry, rich and full bodied; masses of fruit and still full of noticeable tannins. Rich fruit, big Dundee fruit cake and Cherry Genoa on the huge long finish. Really fabulous port. 95/100.
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