2016 Fonseca

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Fonseca

Post by AHB » 20:17 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Lighter in tone than the Taylor shown alongside this port. Nosing of rock rose and wine gums, slightly sour as seems to be a characteristic of the vintage. Purple fruit and a good dose of tannin on the palate, tannins which quickly vanish behind the plummy fruit that is focused nicely by the acidity. A good finish which is slightly sticky but provides for a nice fruit length. This is sweeter and with more overt fruit that the Taylor, but doesn't have the same balance or refinement. 91-93.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Fonseca

Post by Doggett » 15:07 Sun 04 Nov 2018

F16 Med/deep ruby red (no purple tinge). Much more red fruit on the nose and palate than some tonight. Lots of jammy raspberry, but not in a reductive way. Much more acidity than the Taylor's. White pepper and some spice, Long finish, but felt slightly out of balance at this stage with the acidity dominating a fraction. Still a lovely port but others were stronger on the evening.
92 Points.

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