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Fonseca Port, 1994 Vintage Port

Vintage Port
*** 97 Points - Parker ***

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

Fonseca Port, 1994

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$221.79 USD

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Description

A 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a highly esteemed wine. The consensus among critics that the 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a remarkable wine, possessing the depth, complexity, and aging potential characteristic of a top-tier Vintage Port from an outstanding vintage.

Tasting notes
This astounding port is a deep, opaque ruby color with hints of garnet at the rim. It has complex aromas of blackberry, plum, and dark cherry, cocoa, vanilla, and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied and rich, with ripe black fruits dominating, layers of dark chocolate, espresso, and baking spices adding depth. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure without overwhelming the palate. The sweetness is balanced by a vibrant acidity, giving the wine freshness and lift. The finish is long and lingering, with fruit and spice flavours persisting.

Serving and Food pairing
Vintage Ports require decanting and are best served slightly below modern room temperature: 16° to 18° C. This is the kind of wine that can be enjoyed now or aged even further to allow its flavors to develop and evolve over time. Whether you're sipping it on its own or pairing it with a rich dessert like chocolate mousse or a selection of aged cheeses, a vintage port is sure to be a memorable experience.

Fonseca Port, a historic Port wine producer in Portugal's Douro Valley, has a rich heritage of crafting exceptional Ports for nearly two centuries. Founded in 1822 by Manoel Pedro Guimaraens, the company produces a range of Port styles, including Vintage Ports, Late Bottled Vintage Ports, Tawny Ports, and Ruby Ports. Fonseca's innovative approach to winemaking combines traditional techniques with modern technology, ensuring the highest quality standards in every bottle. Today, part of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership, Fonseca continues to be celebrated globally for its exceptional quality.

How to store your Vintage Port
Vintage Port, like all fine wines, prefers to remain undisturbed, lying on its side in a dark and at least slightly humid place at a stable temperature of between 10°C and 14°C to mature properly.

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Condition

Excellent

Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a tour de force of elegance and power. This wine exhibits an opaque purple color and a bouquet of intense blackberry, cassis, and chocolate aromas. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a seamless texture. The flavors of ripe black fruits, licorice, and spices are well-balanced by the wine's vibrant acidity, leading to a long, satisfying finish. While already approachable, this Port has the potential to age gracefully for decades. 97 points."

Wine Spectator: "A classic expression of Vintage Port from an exceptional vintage, the 1994 Fonseca dazzles with its depth and complexity. Deep ruby in color, it offers aromas of ripe black fruits, plum, and dark chocolate, with hints of cedar and tobacco. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with layers of flavors that unfold gracefully, revealing notes of black cherry, licorice, and spice. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated, providing structure without overwhelming the palate. A stunning wine that will continue to evolve beautifully over the next few decades. 96 points."

Decanter: "The 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a masterpiece of winemaking, displaying impeccable balance and poise. Deeply colored and intensely aromatic, it exudes scents of blackberry jam, dried figs, and exotic spices, with subtle hints of violet and graphite. On the palate, it is opulent and concentrated, with layers of rich, velvety fruit flavors that linger on the finish. The tannins are ripe and supple, adding texture and depth to the wine. While already drinking well, this Port has the potential for further development with age. A truly exceptional wine. 98 points."

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