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Fonseca - Vintage 2003

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The winery : Porto Fonseca
Appellation: Vintage (Porto DOC, Duriense, Portugal)
Varietal(s): Touriga Nacional
Price range :  More than 105.00 €   
Other vintages: 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005
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Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: 97/100
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 96+/100
Wine Spectator: 95-100/100

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Robert Parker Robert Parker
"Sporting an opaque, black-colored robe with dark purple trim, the 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth, richness, and weight. Full-bodied, viscous, and almost impenetrable, this dense, backward port is powerful and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine Fonseca I’ve ever encountered, it coats the taster’s palate with licorice, jammy black fruits, and notes of chocolate that last for over a minute. This blockbuster will require at least three decades to fully blossom. Anticipated maturity : 2035-2060."
Stephen Tanzer Stephen Tanzer
"Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, reticent nose of cassis and kirsch ; there’s nothing cooked about this one ! Then massive, sweet and superrich in the mouth ; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This coats every nook and cranny of the palate and clings and builds on the back end in a way that no other wine of this vintage can match. Huge, sexy and wonderfully lush Fonseca, built for the long haul. As impressive as the best 2000s, and, along with the Quinta do Noval Nacional, is an early candidate for port of the 2003 vintage."
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Wine Enthusiast Magazine
November 2005:No 3 from W.E.’s Top 100 Wines of 2005:"Fonseca Vintage Ports are always among the most attractive, and among the most long lived. This 2003 confirms magnificently to that model. It is structured, but also so rich, powerful and opulent. There are cassis and black fig flavors, as well as sweet tannins. It is delicious already, and will remain delicious throughout its long life."
Wine Spectator Wine Spectator
"Wild aromas, with flowers, blackberries and passion fruit. Full-bodied, massive on the palate. Medium-sweet. The finish goes on for minutes. A mega young Port. Fonseca. What do you expect ?"

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