1997 Fonseca

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1997 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 00:14 Sat 01 Feb 2014

Slight cloudiness to the centre, 60% opaque. Soft bubblegum nose with a hint of green wood. Gentle palate, rather empty - is there a hint of bottle stink, of burnt rubber? Quite light in texture. Hot aftertaste with lots of lively cinnamon on the finish. Not an impressive showing - incredibly closed with dry tannins dominating the subdued fruit. 85/100. Drunk at the BBR Port Walk on 28 November 2013.
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