1985 Fonseca

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1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 13:40 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Dark red and opaque. Big nose of candied cherry and Parma Violets. Big palate with powerful black cherry fruit with firm tannins hiding in the mid-palate. The tannins grow nicely pronounced and allow more of the sweet violet sugar flavours to come through on the late palate. A big, dark chocolate aftertaste with the candied cherry and blueberry syrup. A long finish of green peppercorn and dark cherry. A very fine port, with an impressive if youthful showing. Needs decades in the cellar to hit its peak. 93/100. Opened 13-Feb-17. Decanted 1 hour.
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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