1955 Fonseca

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1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 08:13 Fri 13 Jul 2012

F55: Orange, 20% opaque. Nose had oranges, and ‟not good”. To taste very tawny, with runny honey, but no longer a VP. JDAW.
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Re: 1955 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 14:45 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Very pale, amber, slightly hazy. Unknit nose, alcohol standing out from some green apples. Soft entry, with the powerful apple acidity dominating. This has the palate of a basic or tawny reserve. There is heat on the aftertaste and a short finish. An oxidised bottle. NR. 11-Jun-12. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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