1983 Fonseca

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1983 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 09:01 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Light in colour, thin and pale appearance, a rusty red that is only 20% opaque. Horribly smelly on the nose at first but the bottle stink fades to leave a harsh fruitiness. There is more weight on the palate than the appearance would lead you to expect. Patience and air allows a gentle sweet fruitiness to come through but the aftertaste and finish are hot. This is light and pleasant, but not great. 84/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 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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