1948 Fonseca

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AHB
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1948 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:32 Sat 11 Jul 2009

Deep cherry red in colour, with a transparent centre. Subdued on the nose, a touch of heat (the room was quite hot) and full of stewed rhubarb. Dry entry, still quite tannic but full of fruit. Quite sweet and with lovely development. Heat - big heat - on swallowing, which burns slightly before giving way to a luscious melted chocolate. 97/100. Drunk 29 June 2009.
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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