1975 Fonseca

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1975 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: 1975 Fonseca

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F75. red-pink, 30% opaque. Lighter than the older Ports, in both colour and palate. Some heat. Though light, a pleasant Port behind it. Far behind the first rank, but a pleasant decent light drinking Port.
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Re: 1975 Fonseca

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30% opacity, warm red. Nose had a chemical hint - chlorine. Sharp edge on the palate.
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Re: 1975 Fonseca

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Mid red colour, paler than most; light rose-red in shade but still 40% opaque. Slightly plasticky on the nose, mixed in with Turkish Delight and cranberry. Nice balanced texture on the palate, pleasant flavours, lighter palate with more elegance and floral flavours to the fruit than most of its peers at the tasting. Gentle tannins support a well balanced port. Gentle tingling aftertaste with a long, sweet maraschino cherry finish. A wonderful surprise from such a maligned vintage. 91/100. Decanted 9 hours.
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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