1927 Fonseca

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Fonseca 1970
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1927 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:08 Sun 28 Mar 2010

Golden colour, a rich brown with an orange rim. Barley sugar nose, straw and a hint of pear drops. Surprisingly dry in the mouth, very tertiary and evolved, with little fruit but lots of nut flavours and that lovely bitter-sweet barley sugar. Quite a delicious tawny and very drinkable. The aftertaste shows a burst of fire and then a warm glow spreads out from the throat, makes the cheeks tingle and only then starts to fadfe to leave a long and lingering warmth of rose-hip syrup. Perhaps another disappointment for a '27, but an enjoyable experience. 88/100. Drunk 15 October 2008.
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