1970 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 09:10 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 19th January 2015 we gathered in the Red Room of the Boot and Flogger to drink some Fonseca, including a bottle that had been drawn from an imperial on Saturday 17th (discussion).

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:31 Tue 17 Feb 2015

F70 (MPM). Glorious red, 50% opaque. Palate had lovely structure, red fruit, medium weight, and delicious.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:15 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Deep red, mature appearance; 80% opaque. Closed on the nose but with some fruit. Soft and flavoursome entry with balanced acidity. Fragrant but with a licorice root compound and faint charcoal tannins. There are also hints of higher alcohols, but these add to the layering and complexity and are not too distracting. Big and flavoursome finish. This is a big wine not yet at its peak. Chewy, fruity and very good. 93/100. Decanted 10 hours.
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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