Deep purple, fading slightly. Ever so slightly darker than the Fonseca 2017. Strong nose of young Port: masses of grapes over complex dark fruits. In the mouth, an immediate hit of sugar and fruit, followed by a grip of tannins and some acidity. These are not excessive, however, and an aftertaste soon develops which is long and elegant. This is going to be a very fine Vintage Port.
Tasted at: David Guimaraens: Taylor’s and Fonseca Ports Virtual Tasting
Date: 6th November 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... or_2017_VP
* A Note on Ratings
My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.
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