2003 Fonseca

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2003 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:06 Wed 21 May 2014

Open on the nose, a surprising contrast to the Taylor. A distinct Fonseca grassiness on the nose and a slight harshness to the fruit. A fabulous texture, smooth and cool like new cotton sheets. Powerful tannins dominate the palate but with sweet lush fruit trying to break through. A big chewy aftertaste full of the tannins and fruitA fabulous port with so much promise. 95/100. 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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