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Fonseca 2000

Subregion Portugal > Port

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Tasting Notes

Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, July 2008

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.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (Feb 20, 03), May 2003

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.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2009

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).

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (143), October 2002

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.

James Suckling, Wine Spectator, May 2002
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