1955 Fonseca

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1955 Fonseca

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On Tuesday 5th May 2015, the evening before The B.F.T., in the year of Fonseca’s 200th Bicentenary, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger and tasted some Fonsecas.

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Re: 1955 Fonseca

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[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91489#p91489]Here[/url] idj123 wrote:The F66 (bottled by BBR) decanted at 7am; the F60 (Oporto bottled) at 1.15pm and the F55 (bottled by Peatling and Cawdron) at 1.30pm. Hopeful about the 66 and 55, less so the 60 as it was a leaker and the cork plunged into the bottle before the worm had hardly touched it- still, fingers crossed!
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

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F55. Brick red, 40% opaque. Nose of dark red cherry, leather, structure there and even tannin. Palate showing coffee, rich red sweetness, and mid-palate dryness and heat. Complex. Delicious. Wonderful.
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30% opacity, dark red, orange rim. Wonderful nose, classic Fonseca, medicinal mintiness. In the mouth, mid weight, very smooth, no heat, lovely sweetness and great complexity. Very nice indeed, my WOTN.
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55 strikes again!
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

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Bottled by Peatling & Cawdron. Brick red edge, mature centre; 40% opaque. Warm nose, rich and inviting and full of mature fruit and exotic spices. Thick in texture, deeply flavoured with a powerful presence. Slightly monolithic on the early and mid-palate, but always huge and attention grabbing. A slight dirtiness under the mid-palate but offset by a fabulous bite from the acidity. A huge aftertaste, cheek tingling with intense sweetness and a mass of chewy fruit on a very, very long finish. 96/100. Decanted 6 hours.

This was also my wine of the night.
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