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.
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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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 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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