1977 Fonseca

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1977 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: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:13 Sat 09 May 2015

F77. Bright red, 40% opaque. Nose foul: bacterial. Others discussed TCA, but it wasn’t TCA, if only because it so strongly offended me.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 16:52 Tue 12 May 2015

Agreed; my bottle and it was a duffer. I found it was still drinkable, but was nothing like it should have been, with what I also thought was a bacterial edge (rather than TCA).
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:14 Mon 01 Jun 2015

30% opacity, red. Meaty nose, vegetal. Smooth and syrupy, but just not quite right. Flawed in some way - agree with the bacterial suggestion above.

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:25 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Deep red with some bricking but still a very firm red colour, 50% opaque. Raspberries dominate the nose, very lively, infused with a sweet and sour cranberry jelly. Smooth but slightly thin texture on entry, but very full in flavour. Masses of fruit and lively cracked white pepper gives a very spicy and lively palate. Complex layering and delicious flavours play across the palate. There is a big, forceful fruit-led aftertaste and a long, sharp redcurrant and red peppercorn finish. This is lovely port. Sadly, 30 minutes later this had fallen apart and tasted of nothing more than burnt rubber. Very odd. NR
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