1980 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1980 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:03 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: 1980 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:07 Tue 05 May 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91497#p91497]Here[/url] Cookie wrote:F'80 decanted 11.15...cork fell straight in but somehow is damaged...very light and has a sediment suspension...very suspect.
The F'70 decanted at 12.00 following a long fight with the '80's cork, however, is looking splendid...that is if it really is a F'70....no IVDP cello on an unusual necked and clear green bottle and the cork which extracted in one piece but with a chunk missing in the middle has a Fonseca Vintage marking but no date.
I shall be intrigued as to what everyone else thinks. :?

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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:22 Sat 09 May 2015

F80. Neon pink, cloudy, 20% opaque. Palate really not Fonseca: blind one might have guessed Kopke Rose.

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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:15 Mon 01 Jun 2015

20% opacity, light brown. Palate was light, not much heat, oranges, no finish. Very un-Fonseca, I wrote.

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Re: 1980 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:25 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Pale burnished copper, 30% opaque. Gentle rose-hip syrup on the nose, rather subdued. Gently fragrant on entry with slightly harsh fruit with sweetened rose hips and dry tannins. Good components but not really in balance. Very pleasant, shame about the lack of balance. Gentle flavours and a nice elegance. Soft and lengthy finish. Gentle and very pleasant but not up to the standard of the other ports on show this evening. 85/100. Decanted 10 hours.
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