1985 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 13:46 Tue 11 Nov 2014

Available by the glass from a local bar. Deep red but not youthful, 90% opaque. Subdued nose, only some very faint cherry liquer. Sweet and gentle entry, with the fruit coming through on the second wave. A third wave appears bringing a gently peppery and spicy twist to the growing sweet fruit. Slighty pruny aftertaste, lots of enjoyable fruit then a huge dose of chilli and heat. This subsides very slowly to reveal a dry cherry and black chocolate finish of very impressive concentration and a duration lasting over three minutes! Great stuff. 92/100. Dunk 10-Oct-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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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by griff » 14:13 Wed 12 Nov 2014

AHB wrote:Available by the glass from a local bar.
If only!

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 16:25 Wed 12 Nov 2014

griff wrote:
AHB wrote:Available by the glass from a local bar.
If only!
Come back to London and I'll tell you where...
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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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 19:15 Wed 12 Nov 2014

AHB wrote:Available by the glass from a local bar.
Was it local in London or local in Wokingham?

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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:02 Fri 14 Nov 2014

flash_uk wrote:
AHB wrote:Available by the glass from a local bar.
Was it local in London or local in Wokingham?
Local in London
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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Re: 1985 Fonseca

Post by djewesbury » 23:58 Fri 14 Nov 2014

Oh go on. Tell us.
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