NV Fonseca Bin 27

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Fonseca Bin 27

Post by AHB » 23:19 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Deep red and opaque; youthfulness just starting to fade. Soft on the nose, which shows some freshly picked blackcurrant. Soft and smooth entry onto the palate but then powerful tannins and sharp fruit take over, combining to give a pretty big flavour profile. The aftertaste and finish are full of dark chocolate and bitter blackcurrant. Very different in style from the Taylor First Estate show alongside. 87/100. 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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