1970 Fonseca

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1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 19:50 Wed 12 Oct 2011

On Tuesday 11th October 2011, at the RAF Club, was held a ‘square’ tasting of {Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor} × {1963, 1966, 1970, 1977}. Our honoured guest was Cynthia Jenson, official blogger to the Symingtons.

Links:Before being unblinded F70 was ‟l70”.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Thu 13 Oct 2011

l70, lated identified as F70: perfect red, 80% opaque. So soft. Some alcohol, but huge rounded fruit.

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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by RAYC » 23:16 Thu 13 Oct 2011

Big, fruity, spicy, opulent and dark. A great port for the ages. Need at least two cases, one of which needs to put somewhere where it can't be accessed for another 20 years. Imagine what this might be like in 2030....My third favourite of evening*****
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:15 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Deepest of the flight, 90% opaque. Nose of raspberry jam and a slight hint of dust. Tannins dry the cheeks but the flavours are full and fruity. This shows well on the palate. A good wine, with a lovely long finish. This showed well. Served blind, this was guessed to be the Fonseca. 90/100.
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