NV Fonseca 20YO Tawny

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NV Fonseca 20YO Tawny

Post by JacobH » 22:44 Sun 06 Dec 2020

Burnt orange, fading on the edge. Subdued nose. Toffee, maybe? Almost buttery. Some distant mint. In the mouth, limited fruit. Some sugar. Decant acidity. Only modest dry fruit, though. The aftertaste is moderately long but a touch bitter at the very end. Fine but not as good as many 20 year olds.

Tasted at: David Guimaraens: Taylor’s and Fonseca Ports Virtual Tasting

Date: 6th November 2020

Rated*: P-

http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... -Old-Tawny

* 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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