1955 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 23:23 Thu 07 Apr 2011

F55. Perfect red, 60% opacity. Big fruit to taste. Heat, tobacco (El Rey del Mundo?), the tobacco becoming cedar wood in the long ending.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:41 Sun 01 May 2011

Baked terracotta colour; 70% opaque. Mature fruit and raisins on the nose, stewed and spiced with cinnamon although a little faint. Warm fruit, rich in flavour but on the lighter side of medium bodied; thick in texture. Very flavoursome, elegant with good and rich depth of flavour. Vanilla on the aftertaste, followed by a long and rich ginger and orange. This is a rich and lovely wine that drinks beautifully today - and needs no rushing. Very elegant, very well balanced. 95/100.
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