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Fonseca Vintage Porttext

Fonseca Vintage Port 1997

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalFrequent showers throughout the growing season retarded ripening, though September was hot. Overall, yields were down 30 percent in 1997. Quality was high but almost two decades down the road this port is showing some age and is somewhat light for the traditional Fonseca style. Certainly advanced at this point, and easy to drink, offering soft, round black fruit flavours and sweet, fading tannins. Showing maturity, but a ready to drink port is always welcomed in our house. Drink before the 1994.Tasted: 23 March 2018Tasted by: Prices:
CDN$250.00750mlestimated retail
Producer: Fonseca GuimaraensDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca