Fonseca Vintage Port 2016

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The consistency of Fonseca Port derives not only from continuity of family involvement, and the knowledge and skill passed down from one generation to the next, but also a close link with the vineyard.   Fonseca's three estates of Cruzeiro, Panascal and Santo António are the heart of the distinctive character of this great house's Vintage Ports.
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francêsca, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional
Genre:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2036 throught to 2066
Closure Type:
Cork
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£85.00
 

Fonseca Guimaraens

Fonseca Guimaraens, often simply called Fonseca, is one of the largest Port wine houses in Portugal. Manoel Pedro Guimaraens established the company in 1822 when he acquired control of the Fonseca and Monteiro Company from the Fonseca Family by purchase of the majority of Fonseca owned shares. A condition of the sale of Fonseca's shares was that the name Fonseca remain as the brand name. David Guimaraens, the great-great-great grandson of the founder Manuel Pedro, has been the head winemaker since 1994, and oversees the winemaking and blending for all four Taylor Fladgate Port houses: Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca Guimaraens, Croft, and Delaforce.

Tasting Notes

Dense purple black with a narrow purple rim. The nose opens with very fine pure black fruit, a fusion of black cherry, cassis and blackberry jam aromas, with notes of crushed mint, an ethereal fragrance of violets and undertones of ripe tropical fruit. The year has added an additional layer of purity and refinement to the subtle, complex Fonseca fruit character, as well as an attractive minerality

Food Matches

Try this wine with top end cheese, especially cheddar and blue veined, treacle tart and a chocolate pot with cherry syrup.

Press Comments

Decanter Magazine, December 2018, 97/100 points.