1989 Vesuvio

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Fonseca 1963
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1989 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 00:16 Thu 14 Feb 2019

Bottle 29 650. Mid red colour, full of mature brick tones; 50% opaque. Nosing of Douro bake, full of warm rubber bands. The slight rubbery tone comes through on the fruit on the palate, or perhaps there is a little bottle stink. Behind the rubbery tone is sweet red cherry fruit, ripe and elegant and with a dry core. Although this is a light Port, it has a nice elegance. The rubberiness from the Douro bake dominates the aftertaste before a long finish, although it is a finish dominated by heat and the bake. 85/100. 13-Feb-19. Decanted 1½ hours.
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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