1985 Fonseca

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1985 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 23:16 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Brick red, 80% opaque. A lovely nose of blackcurrant cordial and fisherman's friends cough sweets. Delicious on the palate; smooth and with a great complexity. The tannins show late on the palate. It's lovely to leave this port on the palate and allow the flavours to come through. Spicy on the aftertaste and a burst of heat before a very long finish. This incredible port is just starting to hit its drinking window. 94/100. May 2015.
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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