Fonseca Port, 1996
Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port (2x75cl)- In 2-bottle Fonseca oak case as illustrated
Bottle size: 75cl
The 1996 Fonseca is one of our Christmas bestsellers so we couldn't resist creating a gift that will hold two bottles, one to drink and one to keep!
SCORES & TASTING NOTES
*** Wine Advocate Magazine, March 2013 – 92 Points ***
Complex and elegant bottle matured bouquet. Plum and cherry fruit with spicy, aromatic background. Lean, stylish wine with good structure. Fresh, firm finish that holds well.
"It is not without reason that Fonseca is described as the Margaux of the Douro; its wines have a femininity and grace that never flatter to deceive. The 1996 Single Quinta is a perfect example; combining fresh aromatics and layers of berry fruit flavours with a firm but unobtrusive tannic structure. Enormously concentrated, and perfectly balanced this wine is archetypical Fonseca." Parker, buyers Guide.
The association of Vintage Port with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton is one of the great classic food and wine combinations. The soft buttery texture, mellow character and piquancy of the cheese are perfectly matched by the powerfully majestic flavours of the Vintage Port. Other blue, buttery, mellow and slighty piquant cheeses to consider would be: Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Agur Blue.
Excellent- Comes in a two bottle case as illustrated
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