2009 Fonseca

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2009 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:27 Tue 10 May 2011

More intense in colour than the Taylor 2009 shown alongside this wine. More restrained on the nose, none of the exuberance of the Taylor, but with a pleasing menthol freshness. Restrained and modest entry, lighter bodied than Taylor, but with a much more intense concentration of mid-palate fruit and more forward tannins. A little hollowness on the entry, but certainly not on the mid-palate which is fruit dominated and very impressive with big tannins. Spicy, cheek tingling aftertaste which is balanced, dry and of good length. 90-92
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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 2009 Fonseca

Post by g-man » 00:32 Mon 16 May 2011

A very strong backbone of tannins

Plums and prunes fill out this purple fruit filled nose.

This was weird, almost disjointed.

It had a spicy licorice, eucalyptis, loads of black berries but feels like it's missing something. There's some ripe dates on the finish, but then the spices and tannins just comes back and slaps you.

It felt like it's got all of the components of a good port however something felt out of place.

I'll chalk it up to bottle shock.
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