2003 Fonseca

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Re: 2003 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:29 Tue 10 May 2011

Just starting to lose opacity. Virtually nothing on the nose , perhaps slight herbaceousness. Lovely texture on entry; soft and restrained fruit followed by firm tannins. The fruit is solid, ripe and intense but the tannins slightly dominate. The aftertaste is good, full of sweet fruit and is followed by a great finish full of dry tannins. 89/100
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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