2011 Fonseca Vintage Port
- Size: 750ml
- Type: Fortified Wine
- Varietal: Port
- Country: Portugal
- Region: Douro
This wine was named #13 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014 list.
"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, with a long, rich finish of dark chocolate, toffee and cream."
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator - 98pts
"A strident bouquet with 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. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results." Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate - 97 to 99pts
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