2016 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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winesecretary
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2016 Fonseca

Post by winesecretary » 21:47 Wed 15 Jul 2020

From half bottle. 9 hour decant.

Completely opaque, purple rim. Waves rather than legs.

Big brooding nose, almost brutal, but it's all fruit, no heat at all showing. Little hint of orange after a while, dried citrus peel.

In the mouth, lovely rich smooth sippin' young port despite a hint of warmth late. Fat. Lots of blackcurrant and then the chocolate tannins, Lindt 90% insists my co-taster, because of the slightly grainy quality. Very long.

Serious port to revisit circa 2040.

Consumed (with co-taster) 15/07/20

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