2005 Fonseca LBV (unfiltered)

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jdaw1
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2005 Fonseca LBV (unfiltered)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:21 Fri 08 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

2005 Fonseca unfiltered LBV. Red-purple, 80% opacity. Lots of primary fruit, cherry and strawberry. A little heat. There was a little roughness, but only slight. At £15 well worth further investigation by members of :tpf:.

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Re: 2005 Fonseca unfiltered LBV

Post by JacobH » 13:05 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Fonseca 2005 LBV
Unfiltered. Brick-red in colour, with softer and more gentle fruit aromas than I expected. Very nice and drinkable now, with good primary fruits. One to seek out.

I wonder how much effort it would take for Tesco's to be persuaded to loss-lead on this rather than the Croft LBV?
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Re: 2005 Fonseca unfiltered LBV

Post by AHB » 08:44 Tue 03 May 2011

Unfiltered, bottled 2010. Deep red, 95% opaque. Violets on the nose, very floral, very blueberry. Surprisingly restrained palate on entry; fruit is plentiful and tannins are gentle but give structure. The aftertaste is big and energetic. Excellent port, dominated by fruit but with good structure. 86/100.
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