1960 Fonseca

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1960 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:02 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: 1960 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 14:05 Tue 05 May 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91489#p91489]Here[/url] idj123 wrote:The F66 (bottled by BBR) decanted at 7am; the F60 (Oporto bottled) at 1.15pm and the F55 (bottled by Peatling and Cawdron) at 1.30pm. Hopeful about the 66 and 55, less so the 60 as it was a leaker and the cork plunged into the bottle before the worm had hardly touched it- still, fingers crossed!

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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:02 Sat 09 May 2015

F60. Colour tawny, 25% opaque. Nose: yuck. Somebody braver than me, and more foolish, did taste it, and say that I shouldn’t. Most F60 glasses were cleared away early, approximately none having been drunk.

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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:00 Mon 01 Jun 2015

I did try a sip. Not good.

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Re: 1960 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 17:51 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Amber orange colour, 20% opaque with some slight sediment. Birch-sap on the nose and a dull orange. Modestly sweet on the palate with high levels of acidity. A lovely thickness on the palate, but it is sadly oxidised and woody. A long finish of concentrated mouldy orange and kumquat. Late on the finish there is a flash of alcohol and spirit before a very long finish that fades to a quince paste. 74/100. Decanted 5 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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