1977 Fonseca

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 12:09 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 11:42 Thu 17 Aug 2017

45% opacity, rich warm red. Rich, full mouthfeel, red fruits. Pleasant but not spectacular.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 13:56 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Good red colour, no purple but no bricking; 70% opaque. A big nose with lots of sweet red cherry fruit. Sweet on the palate, lacking a little acidity. Air improves the palate and adds some hints of peppercorn. Big and round and with a decent level of acidity, but where the acidity is mostly hidden behind the sweet ripe fruit. Vague hints of dry woody tannins remain on the afteraste, which is followed by a fragrant finish of great length. Served blind, this was guessed to be Calem 1985. 83/100. 09-Aug-17. Decanted 11 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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