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: Impenetrable inky black colour with purple highlights. As would be expected of Fonseca, the nose is dominated by a massively potent and concentrated fruitiness, packed with dense blackcurrant and blackberry aromas. Notes of coffee and exotic wood and hints of wild herbs and mints. The palate is rich and luscious, with thick velvety and wonderfully well integrated tannins enveloped in succulent jammy fruit and rich dark chocolate flavours.
Character: Blackberry, cedar, wild herbs
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