Grape: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz
Grape info: Highly prized for it intense aromatics, Touriga Nacional forms the basis of most vintage ports, conferring plenty of colour, tannin and age-worthy potential. Touriga Franca adds a perfumed elegance while Tinta Roriz provides firmness, length and finesse.
About: From the legendary 1840, Fonseca's first Vintage Port release, to the superb, declared vintages of the last decade, the house has produced a succession of highly acclaimed wines even in the most adverse moments of history. The Vintages Ports of Fonseca are perhaps the most consistently great of them all, known for their lush fruitiness that develops great opulence and complexity with age.
Tasting note: With notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit, the Fonseca '97 is Christmas in a glass.
Character: Blackcurrant jam, cocoa, spice
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