1977 Fonseca

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:04 Thu 14 Jan 2016

The first of two bottles of this port drunk at the East India Club on 13 January 2016; tasting note to follow.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:20 Sat 16 Jan 2016

The first of two bottles bought from the dining room of the East India Club, who had cellared them since being shipped to the UK, to accompany dinner. Candlelight made the colour difficult to determine but it appeared to be a mature red with brick overtones; 40% opaque. Gentle spiced fruits on the nose - lots of mace and curry leaf. Poised and elegant on entry with great fruit that grows wonderfully on the palate. Sweet, fruity and balanced with gentle tannins still showing on the palate. Long, powerful and multiphased finish. This is delicious and wonderful, like drinking a rainbow. Great port. 95/100. Drunk 13-Jan-16. Decanted 1 hour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:36 Fri 25 Mar 2016

F77. Rich red-brown, 50% opaque. Pepper—lots. Slight heat. Long and full. Very long, and very delicious. Mature. Did I say extremely long?

So good that we had another.

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