1963 Fonseca

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1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Mon 12 Feb 2018

To mark the occasion of Mr Wolfgang Starz having become British, some of his new compatriots gathered at The Boot & Flogger to drink Port Fit for a New Subject of Her Majesty.

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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018

F63, decated 17:30. Red-red-pink, 40% opaque. Nose of cherry and aniseed. Palate, early to late, full of an Indian spice, with good sweetness and strawberry. Another very fine mature Port.

Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?

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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 22:42 Sat 17 Feb 2018

jdaw1 wrote:
13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
This question has prompted a tasting, Second wind for 1963s? Tuesday 10 April 2018.

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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by WS1 » 10:53 Sun 18 Feb 2018

The F63 improved throughout the evening which indicates the port should have been opened and decanted much earlier. Aside the quite closed up and therefore restrained mouthfeel the excellent structure, complexity and flavor profile shows through. Ripe Cherry and spice flavors that make the port very attractive and taste wise fantastic. Development of long finish and velvety mouthfeel towards the end of the evening.
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