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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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Member Reviews for Fonseca Vintage Port

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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

External Review
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

Dense ruby/purple colored, with an exotic, exuberant perfume of black fruits, flowers, incense, and licorice, this unctuously-textured, full-bodied port is one of the most concentrated of the vintage. Sweet, expansive, and succulent, this large-scale, but remarkably well-balanced effort is surprisingly forward and accessible (by Fonsecarsquo;s standards). Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2025.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

His rsquo;97 Fonseca may prove to be the wine of the vintage: It strikes a chord as the ultimate central Douro wine, the fat, round tone of a Fonseca chord, then its bandwidth begins to modulate, to expand and contract in waves of power, of fruit, spice and dried flowers. The color grows from its depth, while the surface of the wine remains smooth and impenetrable at first, merely wood scents, red fruits, streamlines and constrained. The spice is the first element to expand, stretching into higher tones, then the fat center of the wine expands into the pear-shaped glistening Port that Fonseca is destined to become. This wine is alive, its Douro spirit more complete and powerful than the sum of its individual parts.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Fonsecarsquo;s rich, Cima Corgo style creates a sleek and supple 2007, a wine thatrsquo;s both generous in its bosky richness of flavor and sophisticated in its detail. Oak softens and rounds it into a savory chocolate cake with layers of black cherry and orange citrus, the tannins more graphite firm than schisty hard. This may well be accessible at an early age, perhaps 12 to 15 years from the vintage, while it has the substance to last for 40 or more.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the winersquo;s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a hugh mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002ndash;2035.

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Young vintages of Taylor, with a large share of its blend coming from the firmrsquo;s Quinta do Vargellas in the arid Douro Superior, often remind me of a tightly wound steel cord which slowly loosens as the years pass. Fonseca, blended from grapes in the central Cima Corgo region of the Douro, takes a different shape altogether. It reminds me of a curvaceous pear, round and ever more succulent as it ripens toward 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. A centennial Port.

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Closure: Cork

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