1970 Fonseca

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1970 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:07 Fri 14 Nov 2014

Deep red in colour, a lovely mature red, 70% opaque. Very lively and spicy nose, lots of spice and some sweet, attractive fruit. Poised and balanced entry; generous levels of ripe fruit over a firm tannic and woody core. Lovely layering and complexity. Slightly sticky finish, big and powerful. Very long, very very fine. A powerful port that will be better in the future. 93/100. Drunk 26-Sep-14. Decanted 29 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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