1945 Fonseca

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1945 Fonseca

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Re: 1945 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:23 Mon 11 May 2015

Mature brick red, wide rim; 50% opaque. Gentle and elegant nose, quite fragrant, a touch harsh. Quite thick in texture on entry; very big early palate dominated by sweet fruit but balanced by generous acidity and soft tannins. Full of typical Fonseca elegance and balance. Great palate. Wonderful delicacy to the aftertaste, and a rich, flavoursome finish. This is very fine, full of typical Fonseca elegance and balance but with an unexpected power on the immensely long finish. 98/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1945 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 21:28 Sun 07 Jun 2015

F45. Slightly-tawny red, 30% opaque. Nose had banana. Yes, banana! Palate lovely mature Port, like a softer lighter version of F70.

Later very soft and full, but risking becoming too ‘elegant’.

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Re: 1945 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 10:06 Mon 08 Jun 2015

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)

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