2007 Fonseca

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2007 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:06 Wed 21 May 2014

Grassy, fresh and aromatic fruit on the nose, lifted and inviting and - surprisingly - slightly more minty than the Taylor. Wonderful rounded texture, with lush fruit and very big tannins that combine to give a wonderful palate marred only slightly by the spirit that still shows through (although more time should allow this to integrate fully). The spirit tingles the lips on the finish. Big and sticky fruit with a greeness to the tannins on the finish. A promising port, but difficult to predict where this will be in the future. 92/100. Drunk 14-May-14
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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