1948 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1948 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:01 Fri 01 May 2015

On Tuesday 5th May 2015, the evening before The B.F.T., in the year of Fonseca’s 200th Bicentenary, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger and tasted some Fonsecas.

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Re: 1948 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 17:04 Tue 05 May 2015

Decanted about 2.30pm. The cork fragmented into many pieces but the port is very, very dark and smells fabulous.

I will be on time.
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Re: 1948 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:52 Sat 09 May 2015

F48. Red-orange, 30% opaque. Nose of dark fruits with a slight mustiness. Palate very interesting. Very sweet, dark-toned fruit, milky — is that milky coffee or milky chocolate? Lovely, though lighter than fabulous.

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Re: 1948 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:20 Thu 14 May 2015

30% opacity, warm red, slight orange rim. Nose had some nuttiness, and caramel. Caramel sweetness with hints of orange on the palate. Very enjoyable, and my first taste of a 48 vintage. Many thanks for sharing this Alex.

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Re: 1948 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 17:49 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Bottled for the Savoy Hotel. Deep red with a brick rim, 60% opaque. Violets on the nose, mixed with some dirty compost and higher alcohols. This has a lovely texture on entry but has a hint of earthiness on the early palate. Air and patience allows a lovely fresh fruitiness full of acidity - redcurrants, whitecurrants and cranberry. Very high acidity that fades fairly quickly but leaves a burnt chocolate biscuit that lingers. 92/100. Decanted 5 hours.
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