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Fonseca 1970

Your Price: $199.00
Producer: Fonseca
Optimum drinking: 2017-2025
Rating: 97 - Roy Hersh
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro
Bottle report: Good overall - top shoulder, bin soiled and stained label

1970 is one of the truly great Port vintages and this wine is at its peak now but still with plenty of life yet. Beautifully poised and balanced, refined and elegant. As Robert Parker says, "this wine is in a very nice place at the moment, and you should join it"

“Deeply colored, with smoky mint, tar and fruit aromas, full-bodied, with concentrated fruit flavors and plenty of tannins.” Wine Spectator

“...magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.” eRobertParker.com

“Sweet - much more concentrated and vigorous than most. Very big and bold and impressive...” Jancis Robinson

“...sweet, full-bodied, rich, ripe, fleshy, with fruit and grip....very rich on palate...” Michael Broadbent (****)

Please note: bottle shown is for illustraive purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Fonseca 1970