1966 Fonseca

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1966 Fonseca

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 18:29 Sun 11 Jun 2017

F66, brought by Tony. Dark dark red, 70% opaque. Big, and long, and not quite mature. Lots of cherries. Almost could have been an ’85.

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Re: 1966 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:45 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Glowing red colour, mature tone; 80% opaque. A touch empty on the nose at first and then a big dose of sea salt and ozone. Quite thick in texture, smooth entry with lots of fairly youthful fruit — vigorous and spritely; robust yet having been softened by time. A big burst of fruit on the aftertaste before a slight woody tone comes into the flavour profile. The finish is long and full of vigorous fruit. Delicious fruit. Served blind this was guessed to be Dow 1985. 94/100. Drunk 10-May-17. Decanted 8 hours.
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