Fonseca Vintage Port 2016
Quinta do Panascal, Fonseca
Established as a port company in 1815, Fonseca is noted for the stylistic consistency of its Vintage Ports which have been made by five generations of the Guimaraens family since its foundation. Its Vintage Ports are noted for their expressive, luscious fruitiness, which develops great opulence and complexity with age, as well as a voluptuous roundness on the palate supported by velvety mouth-filling tannins. Although they are capable of ageing for decades, the exuberant fruitiness of the Fonseca Vintage Ports makes them immensely enjoyable when young. Fonseca undoubtedly belongs in the first rank of vintage port houses. James Suckling, the distinguished wine critic and author of the most authoritative book to date on Vintage Port described Fonseca as the ‘Bentley’ of Vintage Port - the wine of the enthusiast and connoisseur
CASES PRODUCED 4.900
Fonseca Vintage 2016
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.
Puur fruit, stevige maar goed geïntegreerde tannines en een aantrekkelijke frisheid!
Herkomst van Fonseca Vintage Port 2016
Quinta do Cruzeiro
Quinta do Santo António
Quinta do Panascal
Commenting on the viticultural year: “The harvest of 2016 will be remembered as having started very late. Fonseca’s Quinta do Cruzeiro started picking right at the end of September and Quinta do Santo António at the beginning of October. This was due to the late start to the ripening season and to the long and very even maturation of the crop. Balance is certainly one of the keynotes of the vintage”. Commenting on the wine: “The gradual and even ripening of the crop has produced beautifully balanced Fonseca 2016 Vintage Port, with pure fruit, firm but well integrated tannins and an attractive freshness.”
David Guimaraens, De wijnmaker
Fonseca Vintage Port
James Suckling: 98/100 punten!
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Vintage Port 2016