1983 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1983 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: 1983 Fonseca

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F83. Bright red-pink. Light and pleasant non-Fonseca Port.
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Graham’s 1977
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

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30% opacity, amber red. Bad nose - bacterial/VA. Palate - terrible.
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

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Light burnished copper, 40% opaque. Gentle smelly nose, a touch of bottle stink that makes this mildly astringent. Soft on entry, slightly unpleasant fruit - sweet but tainted. Gentle dry tannins under the bruised and mouldy fruit. There is some harshness to the aftertaste, dry on the early finish but sweet, jellied redcurrant on the finish. Rather out of whack at the moment. One to leave for 5 years in the hope and expectation will improve it. 83/100.
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