1997 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1997 Fonseca

Post by KillerB » 15:20 Mon 12 Jul 2010

Well that was a surprise. Very nice, smooth Port. I was expecting some sort of tannin-bomb and I got a genuinely nice Port. That's about all I wrote, it was getting late in the 20 Port line-up. Could be a grower.
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1997 Fonseca

Post by RonnieRoots » 18:37 Tue 17 Aug 2010

Eighth flight, palates are getting tired and ports are getting younger. Served alongside with Fonseca 2000.

Funny that KillerB describes this as smooth, and my notes say 'tannic', 'dry', and 'a bit stewed'. I didn't really get it with this port, thought it to be very closed. Difficult to attach a rating to it in its current state.

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