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1963 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

1963 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

Learn More About the 1963 Fonseca Vintage Port Through its Reviews.

1963 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

98 Pointz Wine Spectator

“A grand slam. Deep ruby with a slightly red edge, intense black cherry and raspberry nose, full-bodied, with masses of fruit, full tannins, and an extremely long finish. This can age indefinitely.”

96 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This example was bottled in Porto and remained in the house’s bin until this tasting. The 1963 Vintage Port has a dark russet color. The nose is beautifully defined, perhaps this particular bottle less exuberant than other that I have encountered. It offers walnut, small cherries, juniper berries, and a touch of spirit that expands in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance and fine tannins. It has tremendous weight matched by nigh perfect acidity. It is very harmonious, almost honeyed towards the finish with hazelnut and cloves infusing the decayed fruit and hints of menthol on the spicy aftertaste. This is a sublime Fonseca that will last another two or three decades with ease.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

95 Pointz Decanter

“A satisfyingly ripe bouquet that spans fresh plum and fig cassis jam with hints of liquorice, earth and leather. The aroma has something savoury about it, but the ripe, dense fruit dominates and carries the day. The sweetness is balanced but still true to the lush house style, and the alcohol does not stand out. The wine drinks today as one imagines it was intended to, with no element dominating the wine, and the whole providing a lovely way to finish a meal. There is no sign of flagging here.”

19/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“Gorgeous, sweet, long and reverbant, surely drunk at the ideal time in its long evolution. Quite thrilling.”


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