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35 Ratings
Fonseca Vintage Port

Wine Details

Vineyard

Fonseca

Style

Dessert

Region

DouroPortugal

Wine Description

(2000 Vintage) Fonseca vintage ports are marked by a style of great fruit richness, voluptuousness and firm tannic backbone. Their initial flavors of opulently concentrated black fruit and jammy spice evolve to reveal complex, silky impressions of dried currants, rose petal and dark chocolate with ending in a long, seductive finish.

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    some heat from alcohol, but light fruit notes won over. Not syrupy. Had it after a cheeseburger and it was quite nice.

    over 7 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/99
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000 Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip. Not as flamboyantly aromatic as this wine normally is in its youth, but structured for long, slow development in bottle. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)
  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 126
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 126 on Jan-00
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00