1955 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1955 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: 1955 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:32 Tue 17 Feb 2015

F55 (IDJ). Brick red, 30%. For my Port palate, too acidic, but for those liking that, good Port underneath.

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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:14 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Mature red, some slight bricking, lovely appearance. Nosing of redcurrants and woodsmoke, powerful and pronounced. Sweet and smooth on the palate; powerful and mouthfilling. Poised and balanced, but very big. Wonderful, long finish; massive and fruity. Very, very fine - really very impressive. Stunningly youthful. 95/100.
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