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It Was A Very Good Year

You can’t deny there’s something very special about tasting a wine from the year of your birth. Especially when you get to my age.

As I don’t come from the sort of family that lays down wine at the birth of a child, opportunities to taste bottles from 1963 are rare.

So, you can imagine the thrill of getting the chance to taste a Vintage Port from that year at a tutored tasting held by Fonseca.

1963 may not have been the vintage of the century for Fonseca – 1927, 1948, 1977 and 1994 were the true stars – but it is still considered by the company as one of the greats. And not just because Adrian Bridge, CEO of  The Fladgate Partnership (which owns Fonseca) was also born that year – as was his wife Natasha, who is head blender. (more…)

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