Fonseca vintage porto 2011


Robert Parker 97
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The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential, but just 6,000 cases were produced

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 Region Portugal | Oporto | Oporto
 Type port
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottle in perfect condition: Label and capsule excellent. Level into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink 2035-2080