1970 Fonseca

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jdaw1
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1970 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: 1970 Fonseca

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[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=91497#p91497]Here[/url] Cookie wrote:F'80 decanted 11.15...cork fell straight in but somehow is damaged...very light and has a sediment suspension...very suspect.
The F'70 decanted at 12.00 following a long fight with the '80's cork, however, is looking splendid...that is if it really is a F'70....no IVDP cello on an unusual necked and clear green bottle and the cork which extracted in one piece but with a chunk missing in the middle has a Fonseca Vintage marking but no date.
I shall be intrigued as to what everyone else thinks. :?
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

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F70. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Nose of rich red fruit, and just a hint of treacle tart. My note about the palate was concise: “Dryness. Another lovely Port.”
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Re: 1970 Fonseca

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Deep red, a powerful red colour with a rose rim; 80% opaque. Lively on the nose, rich and powerful fruit with lots of mace and all spice infused through a melange of stewed red fruit. Sweet entry, brown sugar at first; some crystallised fruit. Slow and reluctant to deliver the complexity of the palate but patience allows caramelised fruit, redcurrant and a hint of bitter quinine. Great complexity on the late palate. Brown caramelized sugar on the finish, light and elegant strawberry jam. 93/100. Decanted 7 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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