1997 Fonseca

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1997 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:04 Wed 21 May 2014

Less evolved appearance than the Taylor shown alongside, bricking on the rim but opaque at the centre. Wonderful open nose of attractive violets and junipers. Balanced entry with a grassy edge and so much fruit; but there is a structural core of clean, pure acidity. The two combine to give a great palate presence, really big. Glorious floral aftertaste with a big finish of raisins and sultanas. This will grow old with grace and distinction. 94/100. Drunk 14-May-14
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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