1955 Fonseca

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1955 Fonseca

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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 20:40 Sun 09 Apr 2017

F55. Red, 40% opaque. Nose slightly acrid, with red fruit. Palate red0fruited. Big. Touch of heat, melded with spearmint.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 15:18 Mon 10 Apr 2017

50% opacity, mature red, yellow rim. Menthol nose, molasses. Fresh & lovely entry, smooth sweetness, menthol, molasses, lip-licking sweetness on the finish which goes on and on.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 15:22 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bottled by Peatling & Cawdron. Deep mature red in colour, 70% opaque. Fresh nose, but with a slight touch of oxidation showing as a hint of menthol. Nice round texture on the palate with the oxidation just showing over the sweet burnt fruit; there is a pleasing depth to the smoky fruit. Some heat shows on the aftertaste, which leads to a sweet and sticky finish of great duration - really long with a grassy green hit at the end. This is a big flavoured port with great depth. 91/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2½ 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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