1997 Fonseca

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TLW
Taylor’s LBV
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1997 Fonseca

Post by TLW » 00:01 Tue 30 Jan 2018

Eight hour decant, completely opaque. Nose mostly closed but a hint of prunes.

Closed and very sweet for a Fonseca, almost treacle, again with prunes and figs, but without the spiciness I have come to expect from the house . After a couple of days, had opened up a bit, but was still not ready, and somehow doubt that it will be within the next decade.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1997 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 14:25 Wed 31 Jan 2018

Very interesting tasting note. I don't see this Port drunk very often so useful to see a current impression.

I shall leave my handful in storage for a bit longer.
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