1966 Fonseca

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1966 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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[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: 1966 Fonseca

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F66. Very young-looking: bright rich red, 60% opaque. Nose showing mint, strawberry, tannin. Palate rich and soft, big and red-fruited. Heat mid-palate. Size big but not massive. Lovely, though I slightly preferred the 1955.
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40% opacity, red! Muted nose, a little fruit. Very smooth in the mouth, mid-weight, syrupy, red fruit.
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Re: 1966 Fonseca

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BBR bottled. Deep red colour, 80% opaque but with a narrow rose coloured rim. Restrained on the nose, lots of swirling brings out some delicate red apple peel and slightly sour plums. Nice rounded entry with a lovely balance. An elegant flavour profile with gentle milk chocolate tannins. Big flavours show on the late palate, full of mandarin yet with a summer meadow freshness. The aftertaste is huge, chewy and sticky with a sweet maraschino cherry and a long, elegant milk chocolate at the end of the finish. A really outstanding port. 95/100. Decanted 12 hours.

A very close second place in my wine of the night voting.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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