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Fonseca is one of the great port houses, yielding the most hedonistic andcomplex vintage style. It may lack the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dowor Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, but it excels inits magnificently complex, intense bouquet of figs, plums, black cherry fruitand sweet spices...and the best part is saved for last; an extremely longfinish, that coats the palate. With its lush, seductive character, it is dubbedthe Pomerol of Vintage ports.
I don't pretend to understand Port labeling, and this one - bottled by Whitwham & Co. in England - doesn't have the Fonseca label that I'm most familiar with. But it is an absolute gem. Pulled from deep in the bowels of one of our friend's cellars and shared generously with us, it was sensational - certainly the best port I've ever tasted. Its 46 year age was barely evident, as the color was still deep purple (though with some transparency) and the freshness, depth, and liveliness of the flavors mind-boggling. Beautifully structured and balanced, with inspiring, complex aromas and flavors of plum, prune, chocolate, fruitcake, espresso coffee, and subtle sweet herbs. Nearly perfect feel in the mouth - not dusty, not tannic, not "old" - just rich, ripe, mouth-coating and seamless, and with a finish that went on and on. We tasted it with both chocolate and cheese, and it was near-perfection with both. Silky yet exceptionally full and satisfying.
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Port red 2009 Fonseca 1/2 Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 375 ml. Free Shipping Insurance
Port wine- 2009 - Fonseca - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.
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Port red 2009 Fonseca Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance
Port red 2009 Fonseca Magnum Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 1500 ml. Free Shipping Insurance
Port wine- 2009 - Fonseca Magnum - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 1500 ml.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2009 - Fonseca 1/2 - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 375 ml.
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