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Fonseca 1985

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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.

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Vintage: 1963 11/04/2009

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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Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

Port red 2009 Fonseca 1/2 Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 375 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

Port wine- 2009 - Fonseca - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2009 - Fonseca Magnum - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 1500 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

Port red 2009 Fonseca Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

Port red 2009 Fonseca Magnum Portugal Region: Douro Apellation: Douro Touriga nacional 1500 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

Port wine- 2009 - Fonseca Magnum - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 1500 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 07/17/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2009 - Fonseca 1/2 - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 375 ml.


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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.

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