1970 Fonseca

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PhilW
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1970 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: 1970 Fonseca

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Corney & Barrow bottled. Deep colour, nice rim; 60% opaque. Subdued on the nose; gentle bramble but not well developed or well pronounced. Sweet and concentrated entry; lovely texture and palate presence, full of gnetle sweet jelly bean. Patience allows the structure of the port to show through. An initially hot aftertaste, with a rather high level of acidity showing, followed by a dark chocolate and raisin finish. Other bottles of this port have shown much better. 91/100. Decanted 15 hours
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

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F70, decanted 16:30. Slightly cloudy. Nose of cedar and dark plum. Palate also had plum, but the heat was too strong. Sweet, and of middling length.
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

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Rating: Excellent
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