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Fonseca Vintage Port 2003

Your Price: $97.50
Producer: Fonseca
Optimum drinking: 2017-2040
Rating: 97 - Stephen Tanzer
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Very good condition - lightly scuffed label.

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.

"Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, reticent nose of cassis and kirsch; there's nothing cooked about this one! Then massive, sweet and superrich in the mouth; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This coats every nook and cranny of the palate and clings and builds on the back end in a way that no other wine of this vintage can match. Huge, sexy and wonderfully lush Fonseca, built for the long haul. As impressive as the best 2000s, and, along with the Quinta do Noval Nacional, is an early candidate for port of the 2003 vintage." StephenTanzer

”Fonseca vintage Ports are always among the most attractive and long-lived. This 2003 conforms magnificently to that model. It is structured, rich, powerful and opulent. There are cassis and black fig flavors, as well as sweet tannins. It is delicious already, and will remain delicious throughout its long life." Wine Enthusiast

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

Fonseca Vintage Port 2003