1977 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1977 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: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:34 Tue 17 Feb 2015

F77. Bright red, opacity not noted. Palate of bright cherry. Heat. Lovely structure, mid weight. Lovely.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:16 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Mature red colour, 75% opaque. Faint fruit nose, lots of sweet cherries. Sweet fruit and candied cherries and slightly powdery tannins on the palate - reminds me of Hartley's Jelly Crystals, but in a good way. Lovely layering and development on the palate, chock full of candied glace cherries. Very sweet fruit aftertaste. Soft on the finish, full of slightly woody licorice root. 96/100.
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