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FONSECA VINTAGE 2000 750 ML

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  • Description: Fonseca's three vineyards-Quinta do Panascal, Quinta de Cruzeiro and Quinta de Santo Antonio-all form the backbone of the famous Fonseca Vintage Portos, produced only in vintages that are “declared" as being of the highest quality. Fonseca is recognized across the Douro as a leader of viticultural practices for Porto and has spearheaded development of organic and sustainable programs across the region. The fruit for Fonseca's Vintage Portos is trod by foot in granite lagares on the estate. The wine is aged for two years in oak before being bottled unfiltered.
  • Appellation: No
  • Color: RED
  • Country: PORTUGAL
  • Food Pairing: Pairs well with blue cheese and desserts made with dark chocolate or berries. It should be decanted before serving due to sediment in the bottle.
  • Fortified: Yes
  • Composition: PORT BLEND
  • Rating: 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. -JS
    Dense ruby/purple-colored, 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). Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025.
  • Rating Robert Parker: 95
  • Rating Wine Enthusiast:
  • Rating Wine Spectator: 94
  • Region: DURIENSE
  • Sub-Region: DOURO - PORTO
  • Tasting Notes: Fonseca vintage ports are marked by a style of great fruit richness, voluptuousness and firm tannic backbone. Their initial flavors of opulently concentrated black fruit and jammy spice evolve to reveal complex, silky impressions of dried currants, rose petal and dark chocolate with ending in a long, seductive finish.
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  • Vintage: 2000