1977 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 14:08 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 14:53 Mon 08 Feb 2016

Fonesca '77 decanted at 13:30; looks and smells fabulous.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 16:10 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Deep red, like a polished conker; 50% opaque. Restrained on the nose, showing a littl harsh cranberry. Sweet fruit on the palate, with tannins supporting a smokey red and purple plum fruit essence. Lots of lavender on the mid-palate mixed in with the fruit. This develops into a big mouthful of flavour. The aftertaste is slow to develop but becomes chewy and full of sticky redcurrant. This is great port, still many years from its peak. 95/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 7 hours.
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by Doggett » 14:27 Wed 09 Mar 2016

F77 A big powerful port, but lacking the finesse of the F70. Great on all levels, but so big it needs time to soften slightly. I look forward to hopefully trying this port lots over the next decade or two.
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 10:53 Thu 21 Apr 2016

F77. Dark red, 70% opaque. Full, with dark plum. Grape-pip bitterness. Excellent, but ending slightly lighter than it should be.

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