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Review Fonseca 2016 Vintage Porto, Portugal
Fonseca 2016 Vintage Porto, Portugal
($99.99 Incl. tax)
98 points--James Suckling. If you are looking for muscularity this is it. Fonseca’s was the most reserved of all the ports we tasted, preferring to show its stony minerality and spicy qualities over its primary, sweet fruit. BUT, you could feel the energy
Dense purple black with a narrow purple rim. The nose opens with very fine pure black fruit, a fusion of black cherry, cassis and blackberry jam aromas, with notes of crushed mint, an ethereal fragrance of violets and undertones of ripe tropical fruit. The year has added an additional layer of purity and refinement to the subtle, complex Fonseca fruit character, as well as an attractive minerality. The palate is supported by a vibrant acidity and taut, wiry tannins that provide structure but also texture and volume. The fresh berry flavours carry into the long finish A finely crafted and perfectly balanced Vintage Port.
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