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1997 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

1997 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

Learn More About the 1997 Fonseca Vintage Port Through its Reviews.

1997 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

93 Pointz Robert Parker Wine Advocate

“Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish.”

93 Pointz Stephen Tanzer’s

International Wine Cellar

“Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip. Not as flamboyantly aromatic as this wine normally is in its youth, but structured for long, slow development in bottle.:

91 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Shows maturity, with brown bread, melted licorice, and espresso notes, carried by a fine-grained structure that allows toffee, toasted sesame, and caramel notes to fill in easily on the finish. You can easily drink this now, but the elegance and balance will hold for a bit.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

93 Pointz Decanter

“A declaration rather over-shadowed by 1994 and looking good value against its peers. Open, ripe berry fruit aromas come singing from the glass; rich plummy flavours on the palate, ripe and fleshy, wrapped by firm yet ripe tannins that linger on to the finish.”


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