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Fonseca Vintage Port
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Fonseca Vintage Port 2016

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalFonseca seldom, if ever, disappoints. From its deep, almost opaque colour to its inviting, intense, pure fruited nose it lures you into the glass with great expectations. Black cherries, blackberries, menthol, violets and more swirl out of the glass above the rich, jammy, hedonistic fruit that takes over and persists in the mouth for minutes. The key here is the fine level of acidity that stretches the wine out from front to back, keeping it fresh and exposing a richness of texture that sets it apart from most of its peers. A brilliant wine and one that will go the distance well into the second half of this century. Three separate pickings began at Panascal on September 2, Quinta do Cruzeiro September 28 and Quinta do Santo António October 6. Collectors take note.Tasted: 16 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 179.00 BCLS AB 169.00 private wine stores ON 125.00 special order QC 140.00 BC 75.00 375 speculative listing - Pacific Wine and Spirits AB 65.00 375 private wine stores MB 125.00 QC 73.00 375 SK 120.00 SK 375.00 Producer: Fonseca GuimaraensDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 842047UPC: 5013521100543