1992 Fonseca

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1992 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 09:19 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Such a contrast to the Taylor shown alongside this bottle. Where the Taylor is dark and powerful the Fonseca is elegant and approachable. Still a deep red with an opaque centre the nose on the Fonseca is open and full of concentrated and sweet candied cherries. There is a smoothness and creaminess to the entry like sipping melted chocolate. The melted chocolate tannins dominate the mid-palate before allowing a wonderful Black Forest trifle complexity to come through. Delicious finish, full of sweet fruit. This is a very nice port which is drinking well today but with plenty of time ahead of it. 92/100.

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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