Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and a long finish. Beauty. Very harmonious for Fonseca. Best after 2011. 12,500 cases made.
Very bright colour, very single-minded nose. There's a lot of fruit but it's extremely focused at this stage. Intense - showing chocolate, tobacco, toasted wood - it's very charming and seems quite developed, being generous with the secondary flavours considering its age.Drink 2008-2038. Date tasted 24th Sep 08.
Dense ruby/purple coloured, with an exotic, exuberant perfume of black fruits, flowers, incense and licorice, this unctuously-textured, full-bodied port is one of the most concentrated of the vintage. Sweet, expansive, and succulent, this large-scaled, but remarkably well-balanced effort is surprisingly forward and accessible (by Fonseca's standards).
Tightly wound and unyielding. Lots of plum and raisiny character. Full-bodied, medium-sweet and very, very velvety, with lots of fruit and round tannins. Good grip. Very harmonious for Fonseca.