1963 Fonseca

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1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 16:08 Sun 03 Feb 2008

1963 Fonseca, part of a 1963 horizontal At my father’s in Sussex, on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

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Post by jdaw1 » 21:09 Sun 03 Feb 2008

It’s Fonseca from a great vintage.

Is that enough? Do I really need to say more? OK, here goes.

A lovely dark red, very similar to that of the Taylor 1963, and a touch lighter on the nose. In the mouth starting with very very large fruit, and—like the Graham 1963—great sticky mouthfeel that rolled on and on. I felt it to be a slightly bigger and more assertive port than the Graham, but both hugely excellent.

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2nd Feb 2008: Fonseca 1963 cork

Post by jdaw1 » 21:15 Tue 05 Feb 2008

Fonseca 1963 cork
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Post by AHB » 21:03 Mon 11 Feb 2008

Decanted 6 hours. Deep red but transparent centre with some hints of paling on the rim. Warm and inviting nose with cloves and warm cherry pie. Fabulous entry, just fills the mouth with tannins before flooding it through with so much fruit. Raisins on the aftertaste, which just lasts for ages. Astonishing wine with years ahead of it yet. 8/9 or 95/100. Drunk 2/2/08.
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