2003 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2003 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 12:25 Sat 02 May 2015

Deep red, just starting to show some hints of bricking; opaque with a narrow rim that is transparent but slightly cloudy. There is a lovely nose of baked blackcurrant jam that is very attractive. Soft smooth new cotton sheet texture on entry with a languid flavour development on the palate that eventually deigns to reveal round ripe fruit, smooth chalky tannnins and focused acidity. The combination is rather powerful and delivers a huge mouthful that has a good freshness to it. There is a burn on the aftertaste before a long and very fragrant fruit flavoured finish. This is really impressive but will reward more cellar time. 94/100. Drunk 23-Apr-15.
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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