1927 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1927 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 17:14 Sun 24 Dec 2017

Alex, Axel, Enrico, Julian, Phil, Tom, and two Wolfgangs met for luncheon on Wednesday 20th December 2017 at Otto’s Restaurant (182 Gray’s Inn Road WC1X 8EW).

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Re: 1927 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 20:20 Sun 24 Dec 2017

F27. Dark dark dark red, 80% opaque. Visually, this could have been Graham 1980. Yes, I know, fifty-three years older than that. Doubtless — doubtless! — I’ll be as handsome at ninety, but few will. Huge sweet palate of plums, touched with white pepper. Big, smooth, and sweet. Wonderful old Port.

† Overweight type-I insulin-dependent diabetic: of course I’ll live that long.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1927 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:04 Mon 01 Jan 2018

Bottled by Berry Brothers. A lovely rich red colour, warm and dark; 90% opaque. Showing little on the nose, but the little it is showing is warm and fruity — and very nice. A beautiful palate, soft entry with poise and balance. The fruit is generous, sweet and ripe and still plentiful. The palate is big and rich; stunning for a port of this age. The aftertaste is amazing — so full of fruit, of rich burnt fruitcake; mouthfilling and immense. This is stunning, stunning port.

48 hours later a 6cl sample bottle was tasted which showed even mor ecomplexity, being sweeter and rounder than the pop 'n' pour version. Pretty damn close to the perfect port. 99/100.
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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Re: 1927 Fonseca

Post by PhilW » 14:17 Thu 11 Jan 2018

My notes simply say "wow, wow, wow - full, dark, Fonseca profile, delicious". This was an absolutely fabulous wine, and in excellent condition.
Superb, and as good as pretty much any other port I have tasted.

rating: ex++

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