1994 Fonseca

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1994 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:08 Fri 14 Nov 2014

The bottle from Panascal was not finished on the day, with some being taken to O Paparico to share with Glenn Eliott. Dark red, intense and opaque. Delightful perfumed nose, lovely tones and complexity. Gorgeous texture, really smooth like Egyptian cotton. Concentrated fruit, fragrant cherry and powerful tannins. Massive palate presence, hugely punishing. A massive finish, big and powerful. Complex and fabulous port that will become a legend. 97/100. Drunk 26-Sep-14. Decanted 36 hours.
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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