2000 Fonseca Port, 2000

Vintage Port

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 32%

2000 Fonseca Port, 2000

Price:

$111.27 USD

26 In Stock

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Description

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

Fonseca vintage ports are noted for their luscious fruitiness which develops great opulence and complexity with age. These are released only when a year produces outstanding wines with long term ageing potential. These classic vintage ports are a blend of wines from three distinctive vineyards, Cruzeiro, Santo Antonio and Panascal. Each of these contribute characteristics such as concentrated black fruit flavours with a firm tannic “grip”, opulent luscious fruitiness and dense velvety texture with flavour complexity and vibrancy of colour followed by a fine scented character and fresh acidity.

Although they can be enjoyed when young, Fonseca vintage ports will continue to improve in the bottle for many decades. They have the stamina and aromatic potential to last over a hundred years! Attracting the highest scores and prices, they are favoured not only by fine wine enthusiasts but also by collectors and investors.

Condition

Excellent condition

Reviews

*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***
"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. The palate has a sensuous entry, beautifully integrated tannins, seamless and caressing with blackberry, black olive compote, fig and a touch of damson jam. Lovely sense of natural balance and poise but yet to shed its puppy fat. Quintessenital Fonseca really. Drink 2020-2050+ Tasted May 2009." Neil Martin, Wine Journal 2009.

*** 95 Points Robert Parker ***
"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.

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