2000 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 2000 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 13:16 Fri 08 Apr 2011

F00. Purple, 100% opaque. Nosing of sweet tannic plums. To taste I wrote ‟Lots. Acid. Tannic. Plum fruit. Huge.” I liked.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2000 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:56 Sun 01 May 2011

Deep red; opaque, even on the rim. Very closed on the nose, showing very little (although later there was some mintiness). Very sweet impact on the palate, full of ripe and luscious fruit. The tannins are very firm and quite powdery. A big acidic structure lies behind the deep, ripe brambles. Slightly hot aftertaste from the acid, which leads to a finish that is very slow to develop into a modest but long-lasting dark chocolate and raspberry flavour. This port is something of a slow burner - very pleasant and full of potential, but certainly not yet delivering what it might do one day! 88/100.
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