2001 Fonseca Port, 2001
Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Presented in a leather-effect gift box
Bottle size: 75cl
Out of stock
The 2001 Fonseca Quinta do Panascal is a classically-made vintage Port. The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir. These wines are approachable at an earlier stage but still offering the exceptional structure to lay down and enjoy a delicious vintage port for years to come.
Very good condition- Price includes Gift Box
***92 Points - Wine Access ***
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.
*** 92 POINTS- Anthony Gismondi, Wine Access***
"Dried plums, black tea, dried fig, spicy and orange aromas lead a rich, warm, full, somewhat tannic and tight palate with good sweetness, but not cloying. A warm palate with, with espresso, black liquorice, spicy, black tea, fig, blackberry, prune and menthol flavours. Impressive with lots of intensity and a warm finish, needs another 5 to 7 years to fully mature." Anthony Gismondi Wine Access
***Best Fortified Wine- Decanter Wine Awards,2008***
"The port winemaking overseer at Fladgate, David Guimaraens' real passion is Quinta do Panascal - Fonseca's Vargellas. Deeply fruited, tobacco nose, with spice and grip. Lively and persistent, born of a consistently dry summer. A port for the next 10 years." Steven Spurrier