1983 Fonseca

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LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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1983 Fonseca

Post by LGTrotter » 22:42 Fri 24 Jun 2016

Quite light in colour, pink at the centre but fading out to brown and transparent at the rim. Something a bit funky on the nose, but still a touch of liquorice and fruit. Some length and development on the palate, red fruits and a hint of tannin to finish it off. Not on the way out but I doubt it will get better.

I remember being in raptures about the last bottle of this I had, thinking of those lovely middle weight ports which are not much favoured these days. But I did not find this even slightly entertaining, not actually a dud (I think) but just rather humdrum. Similar to any entry level ruby, rather than a proper vintage.

Having gone back to this again I think it is corked.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 18:23 Thu 30 Jun 2016

This being a corked bottle was what sprang to mind from your description
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