Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

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Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 05:32 Fri 26 Dec 2008

Boxing Day, 26th December 2008, a modest selection of Fonsecas were sampled, really for the joy of doing so. There are several threads pertaining to this tasting.

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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by g-man » 16:10 Fri 26 Dec 2008

I'm excited,

two of the oldest bottles of p ort at the tasting
neither of them show any signs of bricking, amazing.
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 07:02 Sat 27 Dec 2008

So, another marvellous evening in the New York.

Events started shortly before 4pm, when Jeff and I, in situ, bravely decided to take two for the team with a quality-control trial of the ’70 and ’77 for the team. Josh was eating with his designated driver nearby, so we notified him of our sacrifice by text, and he arrived two minutes later.

Mike arrived shortly thereafter, and ports were drunk, followed by cheese and bread. At some stage a bottle of cooking port, open more than a week, 2000 Poças LBV was found and compared to the Fonsecas, though I failed to record my impression of it.

Not long after 6pm there was a small interlude, in which we strolled to Pop The Cork Wines for an event heralded as a Champagne tasting, which proved to be a sampling of a single version of Champagne Ayala Brut Majeur mouthfeel too bubbly to be great, so deemed not worth the $48 per bottle.

We then resumed port, during which we failed to persuade any of the UK-located crowd to join us by Skype. At a time that might have been between 10pm and 11pm, about the hour that the drinks were running dry, Josh’s DD arrived, and we repaired to Tamarind for a curry, followed by for Jeff and I cigars.

Thoroughly excellent.

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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 15:25 Mon 29 Dec 2008

The bottles, photographed two days later. The 1970 was tonged during the evening, for SushiNorth and TBird who had not seen it done.
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 15:27 Mon 29 Dec 2008

Clockwise, starting lower-left: 1970, 1977, 1997 at top, 2000, 2003 long-decanted. Off to the right is 2003 recently-decanted.
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 15:28 Mon 29 Dec 2008

Whilst people were getting food in the kitchen!
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by g-man » 01:03 Tue 30 Dec 2008

jdaw1 wrote:The bottles, photographed two days later. The 1970 was tonged during the evening, for SushiNorth and TBird who had not seen it done.
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what a beautiful line up =)
headless 1970 and all
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by AHB » 09:12 Tue 30 Dec 2008

I just love the colour of the 1970 and the 1977 - the 1970 even looks to be darker than the 1977!
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Re: Some Fonseca, 26th December 2008, New York

Post by jdaw1 » 16:05 Tue 30 Dec 2008

AHB wrote:I just love the colour of the 1970 and the 1977 - the 1970 even looks to be darker than the 1977!
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=20984#p20984]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:Fonseca 1977 ! Much more translucent than the ’70, but same hue of black-red, no blue, no brown, and fading to pink at the edge.

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