1983 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11913
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:38 Fri 21 Feb 2014

Deep red colour, brick-red rim; 50% opaque. Faint nose, a little toffee apple but very difficult to pick up anything. A touch too cold initially, but nice texture on a mid-weight port; tertiary fruit, full of toffee and sultanas. Very little tannin with the structure and balance being given by a strong dose of apple acidity and delicate flower perfume. Simple palate; but the aftertaste is enormous and the finish very long, dominated by lime and the acidity that shows brown sugar after a while - a very impressive finish. 87/100. Drunk 21-Feb-14. Decanted 1½ 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

Post Reply