2009 Fonseca

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2009 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:07 Wed 21 May 2014

Powerful nose of grass and freshly picked mint leaves. Round and smooth texture, like biting into bubble chocolate. Huge tannins, bigger than in Taylor's 2009, dominate the lush fruit. Very forward and less subtle than Taylor but may have a longer life due to the size of the tannins. Huge tannic aftertaste but this is always balanced by lurking fruit. This will rival the Taylor as a legendary wine for our grandchildren. 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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