1966 Fonseca

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1966 Fonseca

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 20:56 Mon 23 May 2016

50% opacity, warm dark rich red. Wonderful candied rich nose. Smooth, rich, syrupy mouthfeel, gentle heat mid to end. Fruits very present - cherries and strawberries. Great balance.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 00:13 Mon 30 May 2016

The deepest brick-red colour of the flight of the 1966 vintage, 70% opaque. Bruised red plums on the nose, livened with star fruit giving a pleasant freshness. Sweet, smooth caramel texture with intense fruit on the palate - elegant and fresh and with a lovely balance. Sweet, syrup fruit aftertaste; a long finish of sweet fruit with a surprising flash of tannins part-way through. A lovely, lovely complete port. 95
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 15:00 Mon 02 Jan 2017

F66. Dark dark red, 50% opaque. Palate dark fruited, lighter than previous F66s. Long. Strange dark pepper.

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