1983 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:33 Thu 28 Nov 2013

F83. Bright red, 20% opaque. Light. Lightly acidic. Drinkable. Others thought more highly of this.

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 21:46 Sun 01 Dec 2013

45% opaque, light red with brown. It smelled of twig. In the mouth, watery and not pleasant.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:08 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Mid-red, rose rim with some bricking present; 50% opaque. Little on the nose, some red apple and toffee. Satin texture entry, with dry tannins before some burnt sugar and red apple shows through. More burnt sugar on the mid- to late-palate, accompanied by more apple fruit and acidity - elegant and gentle. Soft aftertaste with a pleasant finish of modest volume. Pleasant current drinking, but not up to Fonseca's usual lofty standard. 85/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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