1963 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1963 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Fri 25 Apr 2014

Wednesday 23rd April 2014, the day before the BFT, the day after A Flight of 1966, and the same day as a vertical of Sandeman arranged by Stevens Garnier (busy week), folks gathered in The Bung Hole for 1960 versus 1963.

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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 14:18 Tue 06 May 2014

25% opacity, rich red brown. Mint, but quite a harsh nose, some rubber - TCA? Minty menthol in the mouth, with quick heat and a nice long finish. Slightly spirituous finish, but not massively. Incorrectly guessed to be F60.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1963 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:09 Fri 23 May 2014

Lovely nose, sweet and attractive. Bitter core with tannins still clearly apparent; big and deeply flavoured. Really fine finish. 93/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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