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Fonseca Vintage Port 2005

Member Review by CheloSpahn:

Realmente este porto es un gran expresión de los ruby. Acompañante ideal de un postre de fresas con chocolate!

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Snooth User: CheloSpahn
3.50 5

Realmente este porto es un gran expresión de los ruby. Acompañante ideal de un postre de fresas con chocolate!

Snooth User: Paulbab1998
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 09/21/2007

Three and a half glasses

Snooth User: marathon426
3.00 5
Vintage: 1997 03/25/2009

Three glasses

Snooth User: daperis
4.00 5
Vintage: 1994 02/05/2008

Four glasses

Snooth User: Magnum152
5.00 5
Vintage: 1992 08/31/2008

excellent .. i like de sweet taste!

Snooth User: WineWatcherUSA
5.00 5
Vintage: 1977 10/22/2007

Its a shame that I only had the opportunity to taste this legendary vintage too early - in the early 1980's. Even then it was clearly a stellar port: rich, fruity, powerful - a vintage to lay down for decades...even the next generation.

Snooth User: vipssy
5.00 5
Vintage: 1977 12/29/2007

I had been saving this bottle for a couple of years, and unexpectedly opened it during a crazy afternoon of great conversation and excellent company. Just perfect combination for an excellent wine, this port indeed has layer upon layer of flavor. At first tasting, there is almost so much flavor and fruit that my palate is overwhelmed and I have to let the wine sit around for a minute for my senses to acclimate. At the second taste, it is of sweet, complex wine, with many intermingling flavors, and there is no way to describe how "deep" this flavor goes. It's remarkable.

External Reviews for Fonseca Vintage Port

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Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries kirsch crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential but just 6 000 cases were produced. Tasted May 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, reticent nose of cassis and kirsch; therersquo;s nothing cooked about this one! Then massive, sweet and superrich in the mouth; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This coats every nook and cranny of the palate and clings and builds on the back end in a way that no other wine of this vintage can match. Huge, sexy and wonderfully lush Fonseca, built for the long haul. As impressive as the best 2000s, and, along with the Quinta do Noval Nacional, is an early candidate for port of the 2003 vintage.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

The voluptuous 2009 vintage seems to play right into Fonsecaandrsquo;s house style, creating a cool, concentrated wine. Thereandrsquo;s a schisty grip of tannins and a fine cut of acidity to balance chewy blueberry jam flavors. Darker notes of roasted black cherries and brighter strawberry layer detail into the finish. A delicious young Porto, this will probably be at its peak 20 years from the vintage.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

This is a beauty right now. Violet in color, scent and texture, Fonseca uses all the plumpness of the vintage to best advantage. It glistens with freshness, with long, dark fruit flavors held in place almost invisibly by the persistence of tannin. The schisty scent of smoke off broken rock gives the structure its electricity, and, with the freshness of the fruit, will sustain the wine for decades. Drink 2028ndash;2043.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

[Barrel sample] Cooked raspberry, with hints of lemon peel and leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a beautiful density and a sweet fruity and tannic aftertaste. Balanced yet muscular. A little disappointing, but clearly outstanding.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Sporting an opaque, black-colored robe with dark purple trim, the 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth, richness, and weight. Full-bodied, viscous, and almost impenetrable, this dense, backward port is powerful and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine Fonseca Irsquo;ve ever encountered, it coats the tasterrsquo;s palate with licorice, jammy black fruits, and notes of chocolate that last for over a minute. This blockbuster will require at least three decades to fully blossom. Anticipated maturity: 2035ndash;2060.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Magnificent Fonseca, this vintage is perfectly in tune with the density of fruit Bruce Guimaraens manages to pack into a bottle. That harmony of vintage and house style raises Fonseca to the top levels of rsquo;94. Tasters often imagine wines to have a physical shape, an impression of flavor intensity and depth over time, from the initial attack to the finish. Irsquo;ve often been fascinated by the shapes Taylor and Fonseca wines have taken on in my own taste memory. Both are made under the direction of Bruce Guimaraens, but the core fruit sources of each wine, and their subsequence styles are completely different. Fonseca, blended from grapes in the central Cima Corgo region of the Douro, reminds me of a curvaceous pear, round and ever more succulent as it ripens towards maturity. Fonsecarsquo;s rsquo;94 has that beautiful shape, on a monumental scale. The power of its fruit and tannin is not blunt, but makes itself apparent in the way the wine maintains its perfect balance and form at such a scale.

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