In 2000, a monumental vintage port was made by Fonseca. It has everything to become a legend and it can compete with the biggest vintages of this wine. The opulent style of the Fonseca Port, in this warm and dry year, creates a tremendously powerful and juicy and complex vintage port that will impress even in its youth, but will develop true grandeur as it grows older.
Neil Martin tasted in 2009: "The millennial Fonseca is still a young pup. It has rich blackberry, cassis and liquorice-scented nose with a touch of saddle-leather, fruitcake and earth. The palate has sensuous entry, beautifully integrated tannins, seamless and caressing with blackberry, black olive compote, fig and a touch of damson jam. Lovely sense of natural balance and poise but yet to shed its puppy fat. Quintessential Fonseca really."
|Drink:||now till 2070+|
|Analysis:||20.5% alc. vol.|
|Wine maturing:||in small wooden barrels (pipes), bottled in 1993|
|Grape varieties:||Tinta Barocca, Tinta Amarela, Tinto Cão, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz|
|Reviews:||95+/100 Robert Parker|
|Wine type:||sweet red portwine|
Bottled by: Vinhos SA, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Produced in Portugal - contains sulphites