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2009 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

2009 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

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2009 Fonseca Vintage Port Reviews

95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“A classic Fonseca, rich and powerful, with just an extra edge of weight from the vintage. It has a dry character, a tannic edge that gives great promise, but the open-hearted fruit is all there. A wonderfully intense wine for aging.”

95 Pointz Wine Spectator


“Gorgeous vibrant and grapey, with good cut to the luscious dark fruit and cedar flavors that are flanked by zesty acidity and tannins. A touch brooding midpalate, with a minerally rush and a finish of slate and iron. Best from 2016 through 2036.”

94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The Fonseca 2009 has a very sweet typically opulent bouquet of black plum, blackberry, chimney soot, and a touch of pencil shavings that is very complex and alluring. The palate is full-bodied with powerful ripe blackberry, allspice, clove, and balsamic notes, a rolling powerful, assertive Fonseca with a sweet, dark chocolate-tinged finish that gripes the mouth, but it needs two decades to mellow and demonstrate the finesse to balance the intensity. This is a wonderful 2009 Vintage Port, though I suspect that the 2011 will ultimately prove even better. Tasted May 2013.”

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