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Fonseca Vintage Port 2011

Your Price: $99.00

Producer: Fonseca
Optimum drinking: 2017-2057
Rating: 98 - Wine Spectator
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional 60%, Touriga Franca 30%, Tinto Cao 10%
Winemaker: David Guimarãens
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent overall- slight scuffing to label

Fonseca’s 2011 Vintage Port was rated 13 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014.

Fonseca's house style is one of richness and warmth, and lush fruit intensity. While Fonseca may lack the power of Taylor's and Warre's port houses, and the opulence of Graham's, it is without doubt the most voluptuous, exotic and complex of port styles.

“Massive, concentrated and powerful, this offers lush, heady flavors of dark plum, blackberry and cherry tart, with touches of anise. Shows plenty of grip as well, featuring a long, rich finish of dark chocolate, toffee and cream.” Wine Spectator

“…lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive.” eRobertParker.com

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Fonseca Vintage Port 2011