1977 Fonseca

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1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:28 Sat 15 Nov 2014

Drunk at Quinta do Tedo. Rich red appearance, paler on the rim; 60% opaque. Rather too warm in the room so the sweet fruit on the nose was marred by rather a lot of spirit. Sweet and lovely in the mouth with plenty of fruit and some delicious tannins. Round and sweet, luscious and full with some gorgeous concentrated mandarin essence. The aftertaste is full of delicious powerful oranges; slightly dry and sour in the finish but a great length. 94/100. Drunk 24-Sep-14. Decanted 11 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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