1983 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1983 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: 1983 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:23 Sat 09 May 2015

F83. Bright red-pink. Light and pleasant non-Fonseca Port.

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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 17:15 Mon 01 Jun 2015

30% opacity, amber red. Bad nose - bacterial/VA. Palate - terrible.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:26 Sat 13 Jun 2015

Light burnished copper, 40% opaque. Gentle smelly nose, a touch of bottle stink that makes this mildly astringent. Soft on entry, slightly unpleasant fruit - sweet but tainted. Gentle dry tannins under the bruised and mouldy fruit. There is some harshness to the aftertaste, dry on the early finish but sweet, jellied redcurrant on the finish. Rather out of whack at the moment. One to leave for 5 years in the hope and expectation will improve it. 83/100.
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