2000 Fonseca

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Re: 2000 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:29 Tue 10 May 2011

Still opaque but showing no baby-port magenta. Raspberry creme brulee on the nose, with some attractive baked fruit tones. Sweet fruit on entry and showing good poise; woody tannins slowly show through but never dominate. Big fruit dominated palate. A tingling aftertaste and a big tannic chocolate finish that is very sticky and very long. Clearly closing down. 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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