1983 Fonseca

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£887.04
Bottle
From a client
9 available
£73.92

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Douro, Portugal
  • Grape
    Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    Tinta Amarela
    Tinta Barocca
    Tinto Cão
    Touriga Franca
    Touriga Nacional
  • Maturity
    Ready 2000 - 2018
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Fortified
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Vintage Port
1983 Fonseca

TASTING NOTES

Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age. The 1983 is magnificently scented, full-bodied, creamy, rather forward, but showing great length and character.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com
92/100