1960 Fonseca

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PhilW
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1960 Fonseca

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On Monday 24th September 2012, several members of TPF met at TBH for a dual mini-vertical of Warre's and Fonseca ports of the same years.

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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

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Deep red / orange in colour, with an orange rim; 40% opaque. Beautiful orange mandarin on the nose. Lovely texture on the palate, mid-weight. Generous mid-palate fruit over a gentle pepperiness. Some heat on the aftertaste from the acidity. Big aftertaste, full of sugary fruit; with a delicious and lingering finish. Very fine port. 92/100. Decanted 6 hours
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Cockburn 1851
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

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F60, decanted 13:00. Brick red, 40% opaque. Nose had mocha. The mocha bitterness that started early palate became, by the mid-palate, a sensation of dryness. Lacking sugar. DRT rightly observed dried fruits. By late evening was rather dried out.

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PhilW
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Re: 1960 Fonseca

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very slightly acid edge though minimal, but very nice port.
Rating: Excellent
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