1970 Taylor

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1970 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:48 Sun 16 Dec 2007

Paired with the Sandeman 1970. Deep red, still showing some youth in the colour. Nose of cherry juice and redcurrants. Smooth and fruity with raspberries and maraschino cherry. Lots of midpalate complexity and some burning spiciness. The aftertaste takes a while to arrive, but lasts a good time as a gentle strawberry blancmange flavour. Great drinking, but will probably be better in 5 years time or with more time in the decanter. 91/100.
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Post by RonnieRoots » 17:41 Mon 17 Dec 2007

I loved this port, and although it will certainly be better after lots of extra years in the cellar, I can't help to love a powerful port like this. This was showing younger than the magnum we had in 2005, and will age for ages. I saved a bit in my glass that I sipped through the evening, it kept amazing me. For me: 95 points.

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