2016 Fonseca

A complex nose of cherry and blackcurrant, with violets and spice emerging wth time. A concentration of fruit covers the whole of the palate, precisely defined with a long finish. The palate is edged by a very fine grip of tannin and taut, mineral acidity. This is finely crafted and deeply impressive Fonseca.

Critic score
17.5+/20
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£62.26
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£373.56

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Portugal
  • Maturity
    Young 2028 - 2050
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Fortified
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Vintage Port
2016 Fonseca

TASTING NOTES

Dark crimson with a slightly chestnut hue. Very much a cloud rather than a rapier on the nose – hedonistic and ripe with masses of sweetness almost masking a rigorous corset of tannins. You really taste the heat here – but in a very ripe fruit way, not in a hot spirit way.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2018)
17.5+/20