Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

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HattNoble
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Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Post by HattNoble » 12:31 Fri 13 Oct 2017

Hello there!

Has anyone ever heard of (or tasted) Fonseca's Choco 30 year old?
Any additional information about this botteling would be very welcome!

Jeroen

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Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Post by AHB » 09:19 Sun 15 Oct 2017

I've not heard of this before. Do you have a picture you could post?
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Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Post by PhilW » 12:17 Sun 15 Oct 2017

Fonseca's choco is mentioned on their website in the history section, as an old Tawny delivered to Harrod's in 1916; see
http://www.fonseca.pt/en/fonseca/histor ... -business/

If the bottle you have is very old, perhaps it might be one of these. If it is new, perhaps they have brought the name back, though I have not seen any press release on this.

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Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Post by HattNoble » 18:32 Sun 15 Oct 2017

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Fonseca choco bottled 1977
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Here’s a picture of the bottle, it was bottled in 1977

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Re: Fonseca Choco 30 years old?

Post by AHB » 19:27 Sun 15 Oct 2017

Really interesting. I've not seen this before, but it should be enjoyable if you open and drink it. If you do, let us know your thoughts on how it tastes.
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