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Fonseca, Fonseca Porto 1970

RegionVintage Port
ColourRed
TypeFortified

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Vintage Port1970Fonseca, Fonseca Porto

Non OWC

BT1 \ 0122,400.00
2,200.00
1299 RP12244.44444499.0099.00Fonseca0.7510
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Tasting Notes

I bought a lot of this port when port prices were cheap in the mid to late-seventies, and I'm fortunate enough to have over a case left in my cellar. It is pure essence of Fonseca, filled with spicy notes of incense, licorice, and caramelized red and black fruits, with an intoxicating, extraordinarily ostentatious, but perfectly balanced, pure style. This is as good as vintage port can be, and it has another two decades of life remaining.

99
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette

Some people may enjoy this wine's rather fat, rich and powerful fruit now, but I still find it too young for drinking. Deeply colored, with smoky mint, tar and fruit aromas, full-bodied, with concentrated fruit flavors and plenty of tannins.

96
James Suckling, Wine Spectator
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