Fonseca Port, 2004

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$57.23 USD

7 In Stock

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Description

A 2004 vintage port wine. As well as Fonseca and Guimaraens Vintage Ports, blended from the wines of all three of its properties, the firm also offers rich, velvety single quinta Vintage Ports made entirely from the produce of Quinta do Panascal. These are a pure expression of the estate's terroir.
Like Guimaraens Vintage Ports, they are made in years producing softer more approachable wines which do not need to be cellared for a long time before being enjoyed. Located on the steep right bank of the Távora River, Panascal is one of the most highly reputed vineyards in the Douro Valley. In the words of a local saying, 'From Roncão and Panascal come the finest wines of Portugal'.
Since its acquisition by the company in 1978 the estate has been the object of major investment intended, not only to bring new life to the vineyard, but to ensure that the estate produces outstanding wines which today form the backbone of the Fonseca Vintage Port blend.
The wines of Quinta do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture.

Condition

excellent

Reviews

***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!

WINE ENTHUSIAST
BEST OF THE YEAR 2008 – 94 POINTS
In the Fonseca tradition, this is a hugely rich wine, very dense. It is not all weight, with excellently integrated firm tannins and a range of complex flavors, from nuts and berry fruits to full frontal ripeness. There is some dryness to finish.

JAMES SUCKLING
WINE SPECTATOR ONLINE
NOVEMBER 2007 – 90 POINTS
"Black in color. Shows intense, focused aromas of blackberry and wet earth, with hints of wet tobacco. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with plenty of black pepper and fresh fruit character. Best after 2015."

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