1977 Fonseca

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1977 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 22:04 Thu 04 Jan 2018

From the 2017 Berry Brothers Port Walk.

Much darker than the Graham 1977 tasted alongside this port, 30% opaque. Fresh cherry juice on the nose, mature but still showing only early signs of mature spiciness with slightly dusty tannins. Delicious on the palate, smooth and round and still showing some fruit of youth. A huge mouthful with just so much fruit! An amazing palate. There is some heat on the aftertaste before the balanced and sanguine fruit finish takes over. This is a fabulous port. 97/100 23-Nov-17.
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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