1992 Fonseca

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1992 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 09:09 Tue 17 Feb 2015

On Monday 19th January 2015 we gathered in the Red Room of the Boot and Flogger to drink some Fonseca, including a bottle that had been drawn from an imperial on Saturday 17th (discussion).

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Re: 1992 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 11:30 Tue 17 Feb 2015

F92 (AHB). Dark red, 60% opaque. Stinky. Not tasted. Others might have done better with it.

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Re: 1992 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:24 Thu 26 Feb 2015

Mature red colour, but with no bricking; 95% opaque. Initially some bottle stink but 2 hours later this was showing lively redcurrant on the nose. Fruity entry, big on the palate - fierce and aggressive - with lots of fruit and good complexity, but the fruit is slightly stewed although nicely fragranced. Some acidity and heat shows on the aftertaste before a very enjoyable chocolate and dark fruit finish of decent length. This needs a lot more time to soften and develop. 88/100. Decanted 24 hours.
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