1994 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1994 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:24 Mon 29 Oct 2018

A half bottle purchased from the Tappit Hen @£70.

Dark red, hardly mature. Lots of fruit flowing from the bottle while it was being decanted. Hugely fruity on the nose and the palate but still with firm tannins. Just so incredibly young and unevolved. Great port — for 20 years time! 95/100. Drunk 29-Oct-18.
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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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1994 Fonseca

Post by DRT » 23:31 Mon 29 Oct 2018

Very nice indeed. Surprisingly young and un-evolved from a half bottle. A massive fruit bomb with no adolescent harshness. Lovely port.

AHB commented that JDAW would have loved this. He wasn't wrong, but neither or us could bring ourselves to save some to test that theory.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn

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