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Fonseca Vintage Port 2016

Fonseca Vintage Port 2016

Vintage:

2016

Ratings:

98 Points by Robert Parker

Acclaim:

The 2016 Vintage Port was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 99 grams of residual sugar. This Fonseca is remarkably expressive, lifted and gloriously fresh. It has good concentration but some years have had more and seemed sexier. However, the most notable feature is the structure. It is very impressive in structure, that classic Port power and firmness coming to the fore and overshadowing the rest at the moment.

Tasting Notes:

Dense purple black with a narrow purple rim. The nose opens with very fine pure black fruit, a fusion of black cherry, cassis and blackberry jam aromas, with notes of crushed mint, an ethereal fragrance of violets and undertones of ripe tropical fruit. The year has added an additional layer of purity and refinement to the subtle, complex Fonseca fruit character, as well as an attractive minerality. The palate is supported by a vibrant acidity and taut, wiry tannins that provide structure but also texture and volume. The fresh berry flavours carry into the long finish. A finely crafted and perfectly balanced Vintage Port.

Cellaring:

Cellar through 2030.

Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 in Handcrafted Burlwood Box

Simple. Elegant. Luxurious. Give the distinguished gift of fine wine beautifully presented.

A bottle of Fonseca Vintage Port 2016 will arrive in a stunning lacquered burlwood box handmade to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Designed to hold a 750 ml bottle of wine, the burlwood box makes a tasteful decorative accent to the home or office, and a memorable way to present a bottle of one of the world's most celebrated wines.

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Fonseca Vintage Port

Fonseca Vintage Port 2016

Vintage:

2016

Ratings:

98 Points by Robert Parker

Acclaim:

The 2016 Vintage Port was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 99 grams of residual sugar. This Fonseca is remarkably expressive, lifted and gloriously fresh. It has good concentration but some years have had more and seemed sexier. However, the most notable feature is the structure. It is very impressive in structure, that classic Port power and firmness coming to the fore and overshadowing the rest at the moment.

Tasting Notes:

Dense purple black with a narrow purple rim. The nose opens with very fine pure black fruit, a fusion of black cherry, cassis and blackberry jam aromas, with notes of crushed mint, an ethereal fragrance of violets and undertones of ripe tropical fruit. The year has added an additional layer of purity and refinement to the subtle, complex Fonseca fruit character, as well as an attractive minerality. The palate is supported by a vibrant acidity and taut, wiry tannins that provide structure but also texture and volume. The fresh berry flavours carry into the long finish. A finely crafted and perfectly balanced Vintage Port.

Cellaring:

Cellar through 2030.



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