NV Fonseca Tawny 20YO (bottled 2017)

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Alex Bridgeman
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NV Fonseca Tawny 20YO (bottled 2017)

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Bottled in half bottle in 2017. Washing up liquid and beeswax on the nose, not attractive. A little thin and with very aggressive acidity on the palate. Spicy and hot with dark honey and molasses. On the late palate a little bitter grapefruit oil shows through the acidity. Hot aftertaste, some tannic support to the grapefruit oil on the long finish. Hot and bitter, this tastes like a half bottle not stored well. 82/100.  Open 1 hour. Tasted 13-Jan-23.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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