1997 Fonseca

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1997 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:04 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Factory House on the occasion of The Port Forum's 10th Anniversary dinner. Sourced from the Factory House cellar.

Dark bruised fruit nose, dominated by plums giving a rich and opulent impression in the glass. Sweet and rich entry with lots of fine grained and toasted ripe tannins keeping the port balanced and full of elegance yet with substantial power. Deep, concentrated and powerful with a great texture. This is a superb port. 96/100. 21-Jun-17. Decanted 3½ 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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