1966 Fonseca

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1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 03:41 Wed 16 Jan 2008

TN: Fonseca 1966

The Deeper Underground 1966 Horizontal, held at the Crusting Pipe, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, on Monday 28 January 2008.

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Post by DRT » 00:19 Thu 17 Jan 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by AHB » 12:55 Thu 17 Jan 2008

Purchased at auction in October 2007. Provenance prior to that not known.

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Post by AHB » 22:52 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Deepest colour of all the '66 ports tasted this evening, centre barely transparent. Warm and inviting on the nose with a touch of alcohol showing over stewed plums. Initially sweet when hitting the tongue with tannins showing as a light layer of dust. Lovely, fruity and refined. Great mid-palate that just doesn't stop growing as one layer after another - brown sugar and pomegranite juice. Huge aftertaste that fills the mouth and cheeks until you have to take another mouthful. Superb. 9/10 or 95/100. Decanted for 5 hours and drunk on 28/1/08.
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Post by DRT » 23:30 Tue 29 Jan 2008

Like Ghandih has said elsewhere here this is probably the best port I have ever had. I have been privelaged to share 3 bottles of this with some of those that attended this Offline (I think KillerB is the only one to share all 3 bottles :wink: ) and every one of them has been superb.

With a retail price of around £115 this is also fantastic value for money when compared with many other lesser quality wines at the same or a higher price. Just don't tell anyone until we've bought it all :twisted:

My TN says: "Very dark. Massive - thick - plummy - lasts forever - best again!!"

I rated this 1st and AHB had it at 2nd out of 14.

A big thanks to AHB for adding this to the line-up.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 23:58 Tue 29 Jan 2008

The Heavyweight Champion of the World!!! This, the 63 and 85 are just rippling muscles on a young stallion.

More please.

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Post by Simon Lisle » 18:32 Thu 31 Jan 2008

This was beaten into second by a nose (not mine or it would have been well beaten)I think that this port has more legs than the NN and woulg give it 8-9 onTom's scale.

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1966 Fonseca capsule

Post by jdaw1 » 03:28 Fri 08 Feb 2008

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