Fonseca, Vintage Port, 1997

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Fonseca, Vintage Port, 1997

Douro, Douro, Portugal



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Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: David Guimarãens Optimum Drinking: 2018-2020 Reviewer Rating: 93 Reviewer: Code: 100201 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Generally v. good condition; minor bin-soiling to labels & bottles. Bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
Estate Notes

Fonseca 1997 was purchased is in generally very good condition for the year.

Fonseca's house style is one of richness and warmth, and lush fruit intensity. While it may lack the power of Taylor's and Warre's, and the opulence of Graham's, it is without doubt the most voluptuous, exotic and complex of port styles.


"Very fruity, with currant and violet aromas. Subtle on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet, with silky tannins and a clean finish." Wine Spectator

"...undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish."