1992 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1992 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 13:04 Fri 08 Apr 2011

F92. Very very dark red, 100% opaque. Closed. Big and jammy, but closed. Unctuously thick, with plum. Some heat mid- to late-palate.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1992 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:54 Sun 01 May 2011

Deep brooding red, opaque and dark. Slightly acrid nose, smelling of sour cherries; stewed and unattractive. Fairly neutral entry, restrained fruit - a mix of blueberry and sour cherry - modest tannins and resolute acidity. Some heat from the acid on swallowing, followed by a long finish of dark chocolate and raisins. Balanced, but very restrained - hopefully more time will bring more interest. 87/100.
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