1963 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:47 Mon 13 May 2013

Bottle d.

The forth of 8 bottles from the single lot of unknowns bought at auction. Modest red colour, quite light in tone; 40% opaque. Hot on the nose, not showing much other than the spirit. Medium bodied, less sweet then the previous bottles [which turned out all to have been Dow 1960] and tasting younger with firmer tannins and more fruit. There is a flash of sweet fruit and then a charcoal dominated aftertaste where the fruit fades quickly to a modest level and then persists at that level for some time. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1970. 87/100. Drunk 23 April 2013 with a 6 hour decant.
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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