1920 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Fonseca 1963
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1920 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 01:43 Sun 16 Dec 2007

Faded in colour, light centre, hint of green on the rim. Elegant and delicate nose with tangerines and rose perfume. Gentle entry, sliding into your mouth and bringing lovely, gentle sweet citrus notes. Such balance and elegance. Some bitterness in the midpalate, but this fades away to be replaced again with sweet marmalade. Loads of development and complexity. An aftertaste that makes you close your eyes and enjoy the sensations; floral and yet more elegance. Very Fonseca with all that feminine charm. A "decent port" as someone else described it. 94/100.
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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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Post by RonnieRoots » 17:46 Mon 17 Dec 2007

This was the star of the night for me. Incredible freshness, with benchmark Fonseca floral notes, great complexity and elegance. What joy. 96 points.

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Post by Lady Roots » 19:10 Thu 20 Dec 2007

I would like to add that I was absolutely surprised how lifely it was. Such nice citrus and floral tones!!!!!

No problem guessing this was a Fonseca...

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Post by uncle tom » 21:32 Thu 20 Dec 2007

I've still got a drop left - when I've polished off the last dregs of all the others, it'll be the last to go...

BTW - Despite having been decanted for 8 days now, I've not clocked any significant deterioration amongst the leftovers - but I am finishing them one at a time to minimise aeration, and am keeping them in the cellar.

Xmas eve will see an interesting mini vertical, as the remains of the W27 go head to head with a W47

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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