2016 Fonseca

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2016 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:17 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Lighter in tone than the Taylor shown alongside this port. Nosing of rock rose and wine gums, slightly sour as seems to be a characteristic of the vintage. Purple fruit and a good dose of tannin on the palate, tannins which quickly vanish behind the plummy fruit that is focused nicely by the acidity. A good finish which is slightly sticky but provides for a nice fruit length. This is sweeter and with more overt fruit that the Taylor, but doesn't have the same balance or refinement. 91-93.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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