1994 Fonseca

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winesecretary
Fonseca Bin 27
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Re: 1994 Fonseca

Post by winesecretary » 16:22 Wed 12 Jun 2019

Dark as anything, 90% opaque glass-staining liquid. Quite dumb at first but opened out to a remarkable passion-fruit scented nose. In the mouth full, rich and VERY sweet and grapey, but with lots of stuffing to hold it together. I really liked this, my #3 WOTN.

NickA
Fonseca Bin 27
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Re: 1994 Fonseca

Post by NickA » 21:49 Wed 12 Jun 2019

Deepest colour, just. A very youthful, dense fruit driven nose with smoky, inky black fruits. Very different to two more advanced bottles I experienced recently. Here the entry was typical Fonseca, broad, enveloping fruit that expands on the palate. Supple and long. Riper style, and sometimes you wonder where the acid is but it changes in glass with sometimes a closed sulky nature, and othertimes perfumed. Sometimes soft, sometimes a more powerful side. Overall I would say its potential is huge, but lets just see if and how it gets there. Let perfectly stored bottles rest I would say, but conversely the more mature bottles show a lot more 85 character and drinkability.
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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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Re: 1994 Fonseca

Post by flash_uk » 14:57 Thu 13 Jun 2019

[note taken 3 hours into tasting]
80% opacity, very dark red. Floral, complex nose, passion fruit. Rich, hot mouthfeel, full, dark cherries.

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1994 Fonseca

Post by jdaw1 » 17:51 Thu 15 Aug 2019

F94, decanted 07:30. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Weird. Mint, mid-weight, mid sweetness. But quite simple.

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