NV Fonseca Crusted 2001

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2001 Fonseca Crusted

Post by AHB » 21:21 Sat 13 Apr 2013

Decanted cleanly off a small amount of tiny crusty pebbles and some fine, soft sediment. Deep red in colour, just a hint of mahogany; 95% opaque. Slightly smelly on the nose, lots of cooked cabbage and not much else. Dry stewed fruit on impact; a very dry style of port with plenty of fruit and tannin but the fruit is sharp and bitter rather than lush and sweet. Hot aftertaste, painful acidity that fades slowly to an impressive dry, dark chocolate finish of good length. Surprisingly short of sweet fruit to be particularly impressive. 83/100. 09-Jan-13. Decanted 1 hour.
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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