1992 Fonseca

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1992 Fonseca

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On Tuesday 5th May 2015, the evening before The B.F.T., in the year of Fonseca’s 200th Bicentenary, we gathered in the Boot & Flogger and tasted some Fonsecas.

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Re: 1992 Fonseca

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Deep red, a surprising amount of bricking with a narrow rim and an opaque centre. Stewed fruit on the nose, slightly earthy with some slight bottle stink on the nose. On the palate this is smooth, like molten milk chocolate, full of stewed and slightly bitter fruit but still with the bottle stink flavours showing. Hot and unbalanced on the palate at first, this does give way to a reasonable finish that has a great length. There is some dryness across the whole of the flavour profile from the tannins. This is overly developed for my expectations from a relatively young vintage. 88/100. Decanted 26 hours.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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