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Fonseca
Classic Vintage Porto 2017
95 Points
i-winereview.com
December 22, 2020
Very dark, opaque purple. The initially reticent nose shows dark berries, violet, and a hint of balsamic. Very flavorful with jammy black raspberry fruit enhanced by notes of bergamon, balsamic and bitter chocolate. This is a particularly vibrant, velvety Port from the 2017 vintage with racy acidity and generous, powdery tannins and an outstanding, extracted, spiced finish.
– Don Winkler
Fonseca
Classic Vintage Porto 2016
97 Points
April 21, 2020
Closed and withdrawn on the nose at this stage with an underlying dusting of ripe tannins evident. Firm, sweet cassis and berry fruit, with classic dark chocolate intensity at the core, backed by broad yet tight-knit peppery tannins which lead to a big, grippy finish. Very fine with a hugely promising future ahead.
– Richard Mayson
Fonseca
Classic Vintage Porto 2017
95 Points
April 21, 2020
Already beautifully integrated, this is showing great purity and poise. It's open and in its first bloom of youth, with lovely aromatic red berry fruit and floral aromas, plus a touch of leafiness. It's soft and fleshy initially. Lovely full, ripe tannins mass in the mouth, well defined, with fresh berry fruit remerging on the broad, expansive finish.
– Richard Mayson
Fonseca
Classic Vintage Porto 2017
98 Points
Wine Enthusiast
November 18, 2019
The wine's fine perfumed black plum fruits give a wonderful jammy character while bringing out a fresh edge. These are balanced by the dry core of this beautiful wine with its rich, generous tannins.
– Roger Voss
Fonseca
Classic Vintage Porto 2017
97 Points
Wine Spectator Insider
October 23, 2019
Dark and dense, with fig bread, baker’s chocolate and tar notes leading off before the core flavors of plum, black currant and blackberry paste finally start to emerge. The wild, spirited finish shows cast iron, licorice snap and roasted alder elements, delivering a decidedly chewy feel. A big, old-school, throwback Port.
– James Molesworth
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