2011 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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2011 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 12:24 Thu 09 Jan 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014, at The Bung Hole, because Ronnie Roots was visiting London.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2011 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 09:02 Fri 10 Jan 2014

Youthful and unevolved in appearance; opaque. Fierce acidic fruit on the nose, very young. Youthful fruit also on the lovely textured palate with powerful tannins sitting behind the sweet fruit. There is a lovely floral fragrance mixed in with the fruit. Dry and hot aftertaste, then a dry and long finish dominated by fruit and tannin. Very impressive. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 2009. 93/100. 2 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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Fonseca 1980
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Re: 2011 Fonseca

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:27 Mon 13 Jan 2014

Tight nose, very floral with extremely dark fruit. Incredibly enjoyable to drink already: floral, black cherry and blackberry, espresso and red chilli on the spicy finish. Tannic? Yes of course, but they are so ripe and well-integrated that the port has a very elegant and well-balanced feel. Impressive young Fonseca.

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