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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vintage: 2009 04/25/2013

This is gorgeously vibrant and grapey, with good cut to the luscious dark fruit and cedar flavors that are flanked by zesty acidity and tannins. A touch brooding midpalate, with a minerally rush and a finish of slate and iron. Best from 2016 through 2036.

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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

The Fonseca 2009 has a very sweet typically opulent bouquet of black plum blackberry chimney soot and a touch of pencil shavings that is very complex and alluring. The palate is full-bodied with powerful ripe blackberry allspice clove and balsamic notes a roiling powerful assertive Fonseca with a sweet dark chocolate-tinged finish that grips the mouth but it needs two decades to mellow and demonstrate the finesse to balance the intensity. This is a wonderful 2009 Vintage Port though I suspect that the 2011 will ultimately prove even better. Tasted May 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.

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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2012

A classic Fonseca, rich and powerful, with just an extra edge of weight from the vintage. It has a dry character, a tannic edge that gives great promise, but the open-hearted fruit is all there. A wonderfully intense wine for aging.

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