1977 Fonseca

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Cockburn 1900
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1977 Fonseca

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:11 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Mature red with nice pigmentation, 60% opaque. Lovely nose of warm fruit, gently spiced and stewed with cloves and tobacco. Really complex nose, very nice. Round and flavoursome on entry; soft and sweet, gentle yet also well rounded. A lovely balance on the palate — and air releases lots more flavour and fragrance. Lots going on in this palate, and a wine which is still quite youthful. Some heat on the aftertaste takes some time to settle down. Lingering aftertaste, dominated by the sweet fruit and a hint of green wood. This is really lovely port. 94/100. 19-Dec-17. Decanted 3 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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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 18:15 Sat 30 Dec 2017

40% opacity, rich red. Youthful, powerful, great structure, full mouthfeel. Big fruits. Superb port.

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