2008 Fonseca LBV

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2008 Fonseca LBV

Post by AHB » 15:46 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Smelly nose of unattractive, bruised fruit. Dark magenta in colour with an opaque centre. Initially provides a dirty impression of bruised fruit and balanced tannins, but the tannins fade quickly. Nice complexity on the late palate as the tannins fade to leave the over-ripe fruit. Lovely chewy aftertaste and finish. Good length but suffers from over-ripe and jammy fruit. 82/100. Drunk 03-Jun-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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