2000 Fonseca LBV (unfiltered)

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benread
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2000 Fonseca LBV (unfiltered)

Post by benread » 22:31 Fri 11 Jul 2008

This was originally acquired in anticipation of need for the 1st anniversary on-line. Having been a touch verbose it was not required!

This was bottled in 2006. Having just finished an already open bottle of Taylors LBV (2002) the difference again asks the question - why filtered an LBV?

The Fonseca is a drak red colour ( KillerB take note!) and easy on the nose without being too obvious. There is a fruitiness to it, without it being overly obvious.

This is what I would describe as a good easy drinking port at very good value. I would buy more of it at around £11 per bottle.
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Re: 2000 Fonseca LBV (unfiltered)

Post by JacobH » 23:44 Fri 11 Jul 2008

benread wrote:This was bottled in 2006. Having just finished an already open bottle of Taylors LBV (2002) the difference again asks the question - why filtered an LBV?

The Fonseca is a drak red colour ( KillerB take note!) and easy on the nose without being too obvious. There is a fruitiness to it, without it being overly obvious.
The reason for filtering them is that the main shippers think they have a much better chance of selling their Port if they can advertise it as “no sediment† and “no need to decant†. I can imagine that a few producers would be quite keen to produce a filtered VP if they thought they could get away with it. Of course this makes no sense: the phobia of decanting is entirely irrational, especially with an LBV, but such is the nature of the market!

Incidentally, what colour is drak red? :P

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Post by benread » 22:09 Mon 14 Jul 2008

Just come back to this at +48 hours and if anything it has got better! I have just a glass or so left for tomorrow night.
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