Fonseca Vintage Port 2017

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SKU
103463

"Ripe and soft with loads of plummy, smoky and earthy character. Full body. Very sweet. Round and very soft textured. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

£65.00
Total £65.00
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Grape Blend Touriga Nacional; Tinta Roriz; Tinta Barroca; Touriga Franca
Optimum Drinking 2025-2050+
Winemaker David Guimarãens
Organic No
Reviewer Score 95
Reviewer James Suckling
SKU 103463

Fonseca's Vintage Port 2017 comes from an exceptional Port vintage - dense and powerful, with the classic Fonseca opulence and complexity, and an attractive minerality.

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.

Plum and date fruit with spices reminiscent of Christmas pudding. A wonderful fruit expression and fine tannin grip, with a long, bright finish.

"Ripe and soft with loads of plummy, smoky and earthy character. Full body. Very sweet. Round and very soft textured. Flavorful finish." James Suckling

"Core of inky purple black. Nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red berry aromas. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and discreetly aromatic, revealing leafy, balsamic scents and cedary notes of sawn wood. Tightly packed, dense dark berry fruit [on the palate], which then explodes on the mid-palate and surges into the long finish. The texture is round and velvety but the taut, sinewy tannins and a strand of crisp acidity provide firmness and structure." Winemaker's notes

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