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Fonseca Port

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Fonseca Port : Fonseca Guimaraens, often simply called Fonseca, is one of the largest Port wine houses in Portugal. Manuel Pedro Guimarães established the company in 1822. Although Fonseca is now owned by Taylor Fladgate, David Guimarães, the great-great-great grandson of the founder Manuel Pedro is the head winemaker, and oversees the winemaking and blending.
In the last 40 years, Fonseca has consistently produced outstanding vintage ports with resounding successes in 1963, 1970, 1977, 1985, 1992, 1994 and 1997, which has created demand and, as a result, it can command the highest prices.
Long-lived, the vintage wines are renowned for their quality and intensity of fruit, sheer opulence, structure and balance to last for decades.

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Fonseca Port, 2013

Guimaraens (MAGNUM 150cl)

Price includes Duty and VAT. Please note that discount codes can not be used with this offer.

In its Bicentenary year Fonseca will release a Guimaraens Vintage Port.
Commenting on the release, Fonseca's Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, noted: "Fonseca started trading on 8th April, 1815. Given Fonseca's undisputed position as a 'first growth' Vintage Port producer, I am delighted that we will be marking this historic event and celebrating the Bicentenary of the house with the release of a textbook Guimaraens 2013 Vintage Port." He added: "Guimaraens Vintage Ports have been made for over a century, drawing on the best produce of Fonseca's own estates in years that produce more supple and early maturing wines.
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Price: £99.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2013

Guimaraens Vintage Port (SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl)

In its Bicentenary year Fonseca released a Guimaraens Vintage Port.
Commenting on the release, Fonseca's Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, noted: "Fonseca started trading on 8th April, 1815. Given Fonseca's undisputed position as a 'first growth' Vintage Port producer, I am delighted that we will be marking this historic event and celebrating the Bicentenary of the house with the release of a textbook Guimaraens 2013 Vintage Port." He added: "Guimaraens Vintage Ports have been made for over a century, drawing on the best produce of Fonseca's own estates in years that produce more supple and early maturing wines.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 20 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2012

Guimaerens Vintage Port HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Half bottle 37.5cl

Reviews
"A deeper hue with more opacity from this Port, the product of blending different estates (the other two are single quinta/estate vintage Ports). It’s more robust too with a charge of powdery, textured tannins behind its ripe plum and dried fig fruit with just a hint of tobacco. The most “traditional” in feel and, following Guimaraens’ masterclass, I’m certainly more conscious of the savoury dimension which Tinta Amarela seems to bring to the blend. Very good." Sarah Ahmed, Wine Detective (Online)
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Price: £16.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port Half Bottle 37.5cl

Fonseca declares its vintages only in the most exceptional of years, and in 2011, like many, Fonseca benefitted from a perfect ending to the growing season, ensuring optimum ripeness for their grapes. This allowed deep, powerful and aromatic wines to be made on each of the Fonseca Quintas in the Távora and Pinhão valleys. 2011 has thus given Fonseca another opportunity to express the best characteristics of its vintage port to conoisseurs: its concentration of black fruits, its firm tannic grip, its dense velvety texture and its vibrant aromatics. It bears the promise of many years of development in bottle.
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Price: £54.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6 lt Bottle

A very rare 6 lt Bottle
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2009

Vintage Port IMPERIAL 6lt Bottle

A very rare 6 lt Bottle

Tasting Notes: Impenetrable black colour. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitiness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and blackcurrant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy and herbal aromas, seductive notes of coffee and cocoa, hints of prune and wild scents of gumcistus. The thick velvety tannins give the wine a voluptuous density, integrating effortlessly with the sumptuous infusion of blackberry jam, dark chocolate and liquorice which coats the palate. The tannins are also present on the finish which brims with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour.
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Price: £795.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2009

VINTAGE PORT SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl

Tasting note: Impenetrable black colour. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitiness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and blackcurrant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy and herbal aromas, seductive notes of coffee and cocoa, hints of prune and wild scents of gumcistus. The thick velvety tannins give the wine a voluptuous density, integrating effortlessly with the sumptuous infusion of blackberry jam, dark chocolate and liquorice, which coats the palate. The tannins are also present on the finish which brims with blackberry and blackcurrant flavour.
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 14 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2008

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port- CASE OF 6x75cl

Very deep purple black with violet highlights. As would be expected of a Guimaraens Vintage Port, the first impression on the nose is of a powerful detonation of blackberry, cassis, strawberry and woodland fruit. These exuberant berry aromas are seasoned with notes of coffee, treacle and spice and surrounded by a fragrant balsamic aura of gumcistus and mint. The intense fruit flows through the palate like a thick blackcurrant coulis. The palate is supported by a taut fabric of closely woven tannins and the long finish resounds with a final blast of sumptuous ripe berry flavour.
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Price: £220.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2008

Unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage Port (Includes Gift Box with Accessories) Special Offer was £31.95 now £28.95)

A robust, old-fashioned LBV with exceptional body and grip produced primarily from foot-trodden wines from Fonseca’s vineyards. It is intense, firm and long on the finish, with impressive depth and complexity in the rich Fonseca style. Reviews: "Deep red, 95% opaque. Violets on the nose, very floral, very blueberry. Surprisingly restrained palate on entry; fruit is plentiful and tannins are gentle but give structure. The aftertaste is big and energetic. Excellent port, dominated by fruit but with good structure" The Port Forum
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Price: £28.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2008

Bicentenary Crusted Port

This year we celebrate the Bicentenary of the House of Fonseca. To commemorate 200 years of family tradition and achievement, Fonseca has made a limited release of a Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port.

Crusted is a traditional style and Fonseca is one of very few houses that continue to produce it. It is a blend of rich, full-bodied Ports bottled without fining or filtration. After bottling, it is kept for several years in the Fonseca cellars, slowly gaining in character and complexity, before being offered for sale. After some time a sediment or 'crust' will form in the bottle, a natural process occurring only in the finest Ports and a sign that they are able to improve in bottle.
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Price: £26.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2008

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port

Very deep purple black with violet highlights. As would be expected of a Guimaraens Vintage Port, the first impression on the nose is of a powerful detonation of blackberry, cassis, strawberry and woodland fruit. These exuberant berry aromas are seasoned with notes of coffee, treacle and spice and surrounded by a fragrant balsamic aura of gumcistus and mint. The intense fruit flows through the palate like a thick blackcurrant coulis. The palate is supported by a taut fabric of closely woven tannins and the long finish resounds with a final blast of sumptuous ripe berry flavour.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2008

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

***95 Points - Jamie Goode ***


From the very good 2008 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow mOpaque purple colour with narrow violet rim. The nose opens with an unrestrained surge of dense concentrated cassis and black cherry laced with a sumptuous confection of molasses and dark chocolate.
As it develops, notes of damson and plum emerge from the seemingly impenetrable layer of dark berry fruit followed by heady scents of aromatic herbs and exotic notes of black pepper and sandalwood.
On the palate the wine's rich luscious fruitiness combines with the close grained and wonderfully integrated tannins to produce an unrestrained eruption of texture and flavour.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 21 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2007

Vintage Port Half bottles 37.5cl

96/100 (Outstanding) Wine journal
94/100 (Outstanding) Wine Advocate

Reviews: "The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine’s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045. " Jay Miller, Wine Advocate.

"The nose is quintessential Fonseca, like a riotous party reaching its crescendo in the glass.
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Price: £46.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2005

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port (Comes in a leather effect dark mocha gift box with silk liner)

***91 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***
***90 Points - Wine Spectator ***

From the very good 2005 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow magenta rim. The nose is rich and exuberant, brimming with dark, seductive blackberry and cassis aromas laced with liquorice and treacle. The round, luscious palate follows through with a dense jammy infusion of wild berries and a mouthful of velvety tannins. The sumptuous fruity flavours of the mid palate are lifted by an attractive dryness and tannic grip on the finish

Reviews:
WINE ENTHUSIAST
MARCH 2008 – 91 POINTS
Structured, complex wine that is only beginning to hint at considerable depth of powerful, rich flavors.
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Price: £46.00
Stock: 41 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2004

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

***94 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***
***90 Points - Wine Spectator ***

From the very good 2004 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers A fat, plump, luscious wine. Full of rounded, ripe jammy fruit aromas. Almost warm 'marmalada' like note to the nose. The ripeness and richness of fruit is reinforced in the mouth with flavours of plump, bursting plums and cherries. Great notes of tobacco, smoky tea (lapsang) and spice. A warm, velvety, satiny wine. An enticingly very textural wine!

Reviews:
WINE ENTHUSIAST
BEST OF THE YEAR 2008 – 94 POINTS
In the Fonseca tradition, this is a hugely rich wine, very dense.
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 50 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L

Rare Magnum format

Tasting note: Fine deep colour with brick red edge. Good depth of nose, sweet and harmonious, some spirit on the nose, rich, soft touches of dark chocolate and cherry (cherry tomato). Harmonious, elegant wine, some fine structure with exciting hints of spice and mint, very focused fruit, soft. A delightful Vintage Port now with good tannins to take it to old age. Appears softer than usual. Closing nose. Big fruit, blackcurrant and blackberry, real intense jams with cocoa notes and firm yet silky tannins. Powerful Vintage Port. Fine ripe fruit, good expression, cherry, a charming character.
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Price: £175.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage Port CASE of 6x75cl

From the outstanding 2003 vintage and scoring 95+ points.

"Wild aromas, with flowers, blackberries and passion fruit. Full-bodied, massive on the palate. Medium-sweet. The finish goes on for minutes. A mega young Port. Fonseca. What do you expect?." 95-100/100 points. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr-05)
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage port

From the outstanding 2003 vintage and scoring 95+ points.

"Wild aromas, with flowers, blackberries and passion fruit. Full-bodied, massive on the palate. Medium-sweet. The finish goes on for minutes. A mega young Port. Fonseca. What do you expect?." 95-100/100 points. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr-05)
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Price: £69.95
Stock: 39 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2001

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

Plenty of lush rich cherries on a medium body with furry tannins, which bordered on being too tannic at this moment in its young life. But a good lush fruity finish rounds out another excellent vintage for this Port - review from for the Love of Port.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2001

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

***92 Points - Wine Access ***
Best Fortified Wine - Decanter 08 Awards (Steven Spurrier)

From the very good 2001 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers a deep purple/black color. Lovely plump, typically Fonseca, voluptuous. Delicious pungent jammy fruit - compote of cherry and black plum. Rich and creamy. Powerful, aromatic, rich fresh fruit nose. Nice touch of cedar. Again wonderfully plump, luscious jammy fruit coming through on the mouth. Fleshy, rich, rounded. A hint of liquorice. Great, yet smooth, tannins. Good volume and balance. Nice long, succulent, lingering finish.

Reviews:ANTHONY GISMONDI
WINE ACCESS
DECEMBER 2010 – 92 POINTS
"Dried plums,
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Price: £42.95
Stock: 43 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2000

Vintage Port

*** 95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***

"Dense ruby/purple-colored, with an exotic, exuberant perfume of black fruits, flowers, incense, and licorice, this unctuously-textured, full-bodied port is one of the most concentrated of the vintage. Sweet, expansive, and succulent, this large-scaled, but remarkably well-balanced effort is surprisingly forward and accessible (by Fonseca's standards). Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2002.

"The millennial Fonseca is still a young pup. It has a rich blackberry, cassis and liquorice-scented nose with a touch of saddle-leather, fruitcake and earth.
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Price: £89.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 2000

Vintage Port (MAGNUM)

Please note that this is a rare Magnum (1.5L) format.

An outstanding port scoring 98 Points (Wine Spectator).

Reviews: "Velvety intensity; remarkably sweet as always, floral scents, glorious flavour, richness masking tannin. Great wine."
Michael Broadbent , Vintage Wine., 2002

“Smells like fresh orchids, with loads of ripe, clean fruit. Full-bodied, medium-sweet. Very powerful and racy; lasts for minutes on the palate. Yet there’s balance and class to this young Vintage Port. Greatest Graham ever, young or old. Best after 2014”.
James Suckling , Wine Spectator, 2003.

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Price: £199.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1998

Guimarens Vintage Port

In the early 1950s, the rising demand for vintage Ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage Port under the ""Guimaraens"" label in undeclared years.

There is a considerably smaller blend of Guimaraens Vintage produced than of Fonseca Vintage Porto, and these non-classic wines, for their quality and rarity, offer an exceptional value. True to the Fonseca style, Guimaraens Vintage Ports are intensely rich and concentrated, with a voluptuous femininity and sublime, velvety texture. Beautifully structured and perfectly balanced, they show the superb marriage of power and breed for which the house of Fonseca Guimaraens is renowned.
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Price: £32.75
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Fonseca Port, 1998

Guimarens Vintage Port SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl- ( Comes in Original Fonseca Box with decanting funnel as illustrated)

In the early 1950s, the rising demand for vintage Ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage Port under the ""Guimaraens"" label in undeclared years.

There is a considerably smaller blend of Guimaraens Vintage produced than of Fonseca Vintage Porto, and these non-classic wines, for their quality and rarity, offer an exceptional value. True to the Fonseca style, Guimaraens Vintage Ports are intensely rich and concentrated, with a voluptuous femininity and sublime, velvety texture. Beautifully structured and perfectly balanced, they show the superb marriage of power and breed for which the house of Fonseca Guimaraens is renowned.
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Price: £36.75
Stock: 19 in Stock

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Fonseca Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

*** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***

Tasting Notes:
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Reviews
94 Points Wine Spectator may 2012. "Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice."
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Price: £38.95
Stock: 20 in Stock

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