Fonseca Vintage Port 2009

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93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe sweet prune and fig-tinged bouquet that is very precocious. Touches of...

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A young Port, with good, dark color and mineral and raspberry character. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a firm, silky finis... Read more

In both 1992 and 1994, Fonseca was the top wine of the vintage, and now again in 1997 it is the finest wine both out of barrel and in bottle. A sea... Read more

Saturated blackish purple. Full=bodied. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Violets, blackberry, chocolate. Flora; accents on the nose lead a heav... Read more

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External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

A young Port, with good, dark color and mineral and raspberry character. Medium- to full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a firm, silky finish. This is outstanding, but I expected a little more from Fronseca; not as impressive as when tasted from barrel. Best after 2006.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

In both 1992 and 1994, Fonseca was the top wine of the vintage, and now again in 1997 it is the finest wine both out of barrel and in bottle. A seamless wine that shows complex aromas of plum and spices, the structure to age effortlessly, and a lovely long finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Saturated blackish purple. Full=bodied. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Violets, blackberry, chocolate. Flora; accents on the nose lead a heavyweight palate with a solid mouthful of tightly wound fruit flavors showing great generosity up front. Finish is dominated by imposing tannins. A long-term keeper.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, balckberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and a long finish. Beauty. Very harmonious for Fonseca. Best after 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Lots of grape and raisin on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and lightly sweet. Serious concentration, with lots of grip on the finish. Just what to expect from a young Vintage port. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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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Winemaker's Notes:

93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe sweet prune and fig-tinged bouquet that is very precocious. Touches of smoke, raisin and dark plum begin to emerge... The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannins, luscious dark berried fruit, touches of pomegranate, fig and dates that lead to a gently grippy, persistent finish... (May 2011)

93 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...ripe sweet prune and fig-tinged bouquet that is very precocious. Touches of smoke, raisin and dark plum begin to emerge... The palate is full-bodied with saturated tannins, luscious dark berried fruit, touches of pomegranate, fig and dates that lead to a gently grippy, persistent finish... (May 2011)

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