1977 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:14 Wed 19 Feb 2014

Suspects, mostly old but one new, gathered in the obvious place to do the obvious thing. We are creatures of habit.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:49 Wed 19 Feb 2014

F77, brought by JDAW, ☨ Cross of Lorraine: decanted 10:45. This started out well (well, not top-rank), and then fell apart. Oh dear. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Nose had heat, tannin, and dry cherries. Initially unctuous, with heat mid-palate. DRT rightly observed ‟dry”. ‟Lovely”, I wrote, ‟but not of the very top rank”. Then it fell apart, in ways I didn’t record. Later in the evening, briefly, it tried to stage a recovery, but didn’t quite succeed.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 19:21 Wed 19 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:with heap mid-palate.
Is that in an American Indian sense? Are you the famous chief, Scribbles On Placemats?
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 00:46 Thu 20 Feb 2014

Fixed.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 23:19 Thu 20 Feb 2014

jdaw1 wrote:Fixed.
Pity, I liked the idea of "heap mid-palate"
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 19:21 Fri 21 Feb 2014

PhilW wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Fixed.
Pity, I liked the idea of "heap mid-palate"
you'll just have to sort it out.
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:21 Fri 21 Feb 2014

Pale mature red, looking to be in late maturity; 50% opaque. Hollow on the nose with harsh tones - or perhaps dirty tones - on the fruit. Hollow palate, a bit of dirty fruit but not pleasant - the fruit almost tastes like it came from bruised fruit. A long, slow-developing palate, which does open and develop some attractive flavours; dusty and requries considerable patience. Harsh aftertaste that kicks the back of the throat before very slowly developing into a long, attractive, birch-sap and cherry finish. Not showing well. 83/100.
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