1970 Fonseca

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 21:03 Thu 03 Jul 2014

Travel sample bottle, courtesy of DRT. Deep and intense red colour with bricking throughout; 90% opaque. Fresh and light on the nose, full of sea salt, plum juice and fresh lemons. A lovely balance and texture on the palate; a slight stewiness to the fruit at first but becomes intense and complex. Nice elegance with poised acidity providing a counterpoint to the fruit - a lovely balance. Big and peppery aftertaste and finish, tremendous length. Not as sweet and concentrated as normal but with a huge palate presence - albeit rather a bitter one. 89/100. Drunk 23-Jun-14. Decanted 18 hours
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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