1975 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20526
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1975 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.

Links:

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 20526
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1975 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:12 Sat 09 May 2015

F75. red-pink, 30% opaque. Lighter than the older Ports, in both colour and palate. Some heat. Though light, a pleasant Port behind it. Far behind the first rank, but a pleasant decent light drinking Port.

User avatar
flash_uk
Dow 1980
Posts: 2746
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

Re: 1975 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:12 Mon 01 Jun 2015

30% opacity, warm red. Nose had a chemical hint - chlorine. Sharp edge on the palate.

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11913
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: 1975 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 17:54 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Mid red colour, paler than most; light rose-red in shade but still 40% opaque. Slightly plasticky on the nose, mixed in with Turkish Delight and cranberry. Nice balanced texture on the palate, pleasant flavours, lighter palate with more elegance and floral flavours to the fruit than most of its peers at the tasting. Gentle tannins support a well balanced port. Gentle tingling aftertaste with a long, sweet maraschino cherry finish. A wonderful surprise from such a maligned vintage. 91/100. Decanted 9 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

Post Reply