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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 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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Vintage: 2009 10/25/2011

(Barrel tasting) Tightly wound and unyielding. Lots of plum and raisiny character. Full-bodied, medium-sweet and very, very velvety, with lots of fruit and round tannins. Good grip. Very harmonious for Fonseca.

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Vintage: 2009 09/27/2012

The voluptuous 2009 vintage seems to play right into Fonsecarsquo;s house style, creating a cool, concentrated wine. Therersquo;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 10/25/2011

Voluptuous, warm and black, this wine follows a simple line even as it grows increasingly dynamic with air. The fruit is smooth and grapey, starting from a dark, stony scent of broken schist and then pouring out full and lithe. Smoky tannins, melding with the alcohol into a licorice ripeness, seem to brighten the finish, adding to the lift of the fruit. The natural simplicity of the balance should allow this to develop for decades.

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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 10/25/2011

Fonseca vintage Ports are always among the most attractive and long-lived. This 2003 conforms magnificently to that model. It is structured, rich, powerful and opulent. There are cassis and black fig flavors, as well as sweet tannins. It is delicious already, and will remain delicious throughout its long life.

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