1970 Fonseca

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1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 19:02 Wed 22 Jul 2015

Daniel declared that there would be an ‘Emergency’ tasting at the Boot & Flogger on Tuesday 21st July 2015. We obeyed.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Wed 22 Jul 2015

F70 from DJ, decanted 16:00. Dark red, 50% opaque. Soft full red-cherries tip-top port. Wonderful port. Obvious WOTN, and unanimously so.

Guessed to be perfect-condition Taylor 1977. Actually F70.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 11:34 Thu 23 Jul 2015

Decanted 4 hours, 30% opacity, red brown. Nose warm and sweet. Gentle entry, very smooth mouthfeel, some heat builds to the finish. Bursting with cherry. Very very good indeed. My WOTN also. Guessed to be G70.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 19:05 Fri 24 Jul 2015

I decanted this at 4pm as I thought it might be at its peak earlier on in its post-decanted life. It didn't disappoint. It was light red with a touch of brown, had a dusty sour cherry nose, and some lovely sourness in the mouth. Really very full of cherries, and very silky. More, please.
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:01 Fri 07 Aug 2015

Mature red, a firm colour; 50% opaque. A wonderful, mature nose, fruity and spicy, full of cinnamon and nutmeg. Smooth and lovely on the palate with great presence and full of flavour; dominated by the sweet fruit that has great concentration but always with a wonderful spiciness to it. The tannins are fully resolved but the fruit is balanced by soft acidity. The finish is lovely and lingering, full of sweet fruit. This is a very lovely port. Served blind this was guessed to be Fonseca 1966. 94/100.
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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