Fonseca Port


fonseca-vintage-port Fonseca Port : Fonseca Guimaraens, often simply called Fonseca, is one of the largest Port wine houses in Portugal. Manuel Pedro Guimarães established the company in 1822. Although Fonseca is now owned by Taylor Fladgate, David Guimarães, the great-great-great grandson of the founder Manuel Pedro is the head winemaker, and oversees the winemaking and blending. In the last 40 years, Fonseca has consistently produced outstanding vintage ports with resounding successes in 1963, 1970, 1977, 1985, 1992, 1994 and 1997, which has created demand and, as a result, it can command the highest prices. Long-lived, the vintage wines are renowned for their quality and intensity of fruit, sheer opulence, structure and balance to last for decades.

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Fonseca Port, 1997

Fonseca Port


20 Year Old Tawny Port
Description: *** 94 Points - Wine Spectator ***

Tasting Notes:
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

Reviews
94 Points Wine Spectator may 2012. "Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice."
Price: £38.95 - 30 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2008

Fonseca Port, 2008


Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port- CASE OF 6x75cl
Description: Very deep purple black with violet highlights. As would be expected of a Guimaraens Vintage Port, the first impression on the nose is of a powerful detonation of blackberry, cassis, strawberry and woodland fruit. These exuberant berry aromas are seasoned with notes of coffee, treacle and spice and surrounded by a fragrant balsamic aura of gumcistus and mint. The intense fruit flows through the palate like a thick blackcurrant coulis. The palate is supported by a taut fabric of closely woven tannins and the long finish resounds with a final blast of sumptuous ripe berry flavour.
Price: £220.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 0

Fonseca Port, Non Vintage


Bin 27 Ruby Port Case of 6x75cl
Description: Bin 27 shares the heritage and style of the great Fonseca Vintage Ports, as well as much of their depth and character.
However it is bottled when ready to drink and can be served by the glass directly from the bottle. Blended for consistency of character and quintessentially Fonseca in style, this reserve blend provides reliable and affordable value.
Deep youthful ruby colour. Intense rich fruity nose crammed with pure blackberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas interwoven with notes of spice.
The palate full bodied and round, with a smooth velvety texture balanced by firm mouth filling tannins.
Price: £95.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1922

Fonseca Port, 1922


Vintage Port
Description: Pale tawny brown at the core, fading to amber with olive highlights at the rim. Faultless nose, extraordinarily complex, with notes of cedar, tobacco and orange flower perfectly intertwined, a sumptuous mellow undertone of molasses and butterscotch and a halo of fresh, minty herbal scent. An hour after decanting, the wine opened up an exotic spice chest of nutmeg, black pepper, cumin and, tobacco, later joined by coffee, aromatic wood and dried rose petal. Dense, thick, almost treacly palate, holding the spirit firmly in place and underpinned by a crisp acidity. A luscious infusion of treacle and toffee lingering into the endless finish.
Price: £2995.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1948

Fonseca Port, 1948


Vintage Port
Description: 1948 Fonseca Vintage Port – James Suckling had bestowed 100 points on this VP. Tawny-centered color with a light yellowish edge, with surprisingly light color overall, not what I am used to. In contrast to the massive masculine style of the Taylor, this showed the smooth elegance and feminine style of a great well-aged vintage Port. It exhibits soft, silky and mouth coating with gobs of cherry and sweet cranberry fruit, along with an incredibly complex and everlasting finish.
Review by Roy Hersh- For the Love of Port
Price: £1895.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1961

Fonseca Port, 1961


Guimaraens Vintage Port (ex cellars Oporto)
Description: rare Bottles of Fonseca Single Quinta Vintage Port obtained directly from the Fonseca Cellars in Oporto

Tasting note: Core of deep tawny brown with a broad amber rim. Beautifully mature and seductive nose, full of rich figgy plum pudding aromas and hints of butterscotch and fine caramel. Ripe fruity notes of apricot and plum emerge with time, followed by discreet nuances of spice and new oak. On the palate the wine coats the tongue with its dense velvety texture and warm mellow flavours which persist into the long finish. A wonderfully mature and complex wine, now absolutely at its peak, displaying the characteristic Fonseca opulence to an extraordinary degree.
Price: £395.00 - 7 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1962

Fonseca Port, 1962


Guimaraens Single Quinta Port
Description: Deep red, the colour of black cherry juice; 70% opaque. Dusty apples on the nose, with some spicy tobasco (Adrian Bridge suggested this was very slightly corked). Sweet in the mouth, red jelly beans but little fruit. The jelly beans come through strongly on the mid-palate with just the slightest hint of wet cardboard (or was that my imagination?). A hot aftertaste with lots of ginger that lasts a long time before dark cherry skins and black chocolate make up the finish. This is a nice port.
Price: £445.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1965

Fonseca Port, 1965


Guimaraens Single Quinta Port
Description: Deep red, the colour of black cherry juice; 70% opaque. Dusty apples on the nose, with some spicy tobasco. Sweet in the mouth, red jelly beans but little fruit. The jelly beans come through strongly on the mid-palate. A hot aftertaste with lots of ginger that lasts a long time before dark cherry skins and black chocolate make up the finish. This is a nice port.
Price: £295.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1970

Fonseca Port, 1970


Vintage Port (UK bottled)
Description: An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
Price: £169.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1970

Fonseca Port, 1970


Vintage Port
Description: An outstanding port from a classic vintage. The Fonseca 1970 is now fully mature, and is probably one of the finest glasses of port that you will ever taste. A wine of this quality will age superbly for many decades to come. A magnificent wine with abundant ripe fruit flavours and concentrated tannins. Perfect harmony and balance places this Port amongst the all-time greats.

Robert Parker, renowned critic writes of this Port.... "... it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavours. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports.
Price: £169.00 - 14 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1972

Fonseca Port, 1972


Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port
Description: A very rare example from the 1972 vintage. Bottling was inconsistent and tasting reports are mixed. This wine has a tawny coloured rim around the outside. The nose was very gummy and thick with orange peel, slightly medicinal. Very reducted on the palate with thick tar, raisins, orange peel.
Price: £189.00 - 15 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1978

Fonseca Port, 1978


Guimaraens Vintage Port
Description: The 1978 harvest was quite exceptional. The warm, summer ripening conditions produced this wonderful Vintage Port from Guimaraens, shipped down from the terraced vineyards in the upper Douro Valley to ripen and mature in the warehouses of Vila Nova de Gaia on the Atlantic shores. The grapes used in this port were grown on class A terroir producing a port that reaches maturity at 12 to 15 years.

Today this Guimaraens Vintage 1978 emerges in all its beauty and splendor Its ruby robe with the tawny highlights conceals a bouquet of ripe, candied fruits and spices. Intoxicating aromas and a complex palate with peppery, caramelly notes complete the picture.
Price: £159.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1985

Fonseca Port, 1985


Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description: ** Please note this is a rare magnum format **

Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
Price: £285.00 - 4 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1988

Fonseca Port, 1988


Guimaerens Vintage Port (Half Bottle 37.5cl)
Description: The 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens from the very good vintage has a deep red/burgundy colour with a with narrowbrick rim. Rich, jammy fruit bouquet. Aromas of prune and treacle. Some attractive bottle
mature notes coming through. Full, intense palate with firm fresh fruit flavours. Attractive rich, rounded wine with good texture. Firm dark chocolate finish.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca
Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label
in ‘non-classic’, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is
produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which
provide the backbone of Fonseca’s vintage ports in declared years.
Price: £46.95 - 213 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1988

Fonseca Port, 1988


Guimaerens Vintage Port ( Includes wooden presentation box with decanting funnel as shown)
Description: The 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens from the very good vintage has a deep red/burgundy colour with a with narrowbrick rim. Rich, jammy fruit bouquet. Aromas of prune and treacle. Some attractive bottle
mature notes coming through. Full, intense palate with firm fresh fruit flavours. Attractive rich, rounded wine with good texture. Firm dark chocolate finish.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca
Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label
in ‘non-classic’, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is
produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which
provide the backbone of Fonseca’s vintage ports in declared years.
Price: £95.00 - 1 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1991

Fonseca Port, 1991


Guimaraens Vintage Port (HALF Bottle 37.5cl)
Description: *** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
*** 93 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens is an outstanding example from the very good 1991 vintage. At its glorious peak now it will also continue to develop with further cellaring.

The Guimaraens, named after the late Bruce Guimaraens, is vintage port made in non-declared years. Forward and ready for drinking – a classic example of the silky Fonseca style.

Reviews:
"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1991 Guimaraens is the most impressive bottle I have tasted of this offering.
Price: £26.95 - 36 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1991

Fonseca Port, 1991


Guimaraens Vintage Port (HALF Bottle 37.5cl)
Description: *** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
*** 93 Points - Wine Spectator ***

The 1991 Fonseca Guimaraens is an outstanding example from the very good 1991 vintage. At its glorious peak now it will also continue to develop with further cellaring.

The Guimaraens, named after the late Bruce Guimaraens, is vintage port made in non-declared years. Forward and ready for drinking – a classic example of the silky Fonseca style.

Reviews:
"93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Fonseca has scored in both the 1991 and 1992 vintages. The 1991 Guimaraens is the most impressive bottle I have tasted of this offering.
Price: £26.95 - 11 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1996

Fonseca Port, 1996


Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port
Description: Tasting note: Complex and elegant bottle matured bouquet. Plum and cherry fruit with spicy, aromatic background. Lean, stylish wine with good structure. Fresh, firm finish that holds well.

This big and vibrant port shows excellent notes of dark and ripe, cherry, plum and damson fruit notes. It is the second wine of the renowned Fonseca House and the wine is from an undeclared but very good vintage, 1996, hence the more moderate price tag

Reviews
"It is not without reason that Fonseca is described as the Margaux of the Douro; its wines have a femininity and grace that never flatter to deceive.
Price: £38.95 - 18 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1996

Fonseca Port, 1996


Guimaraens Vintage Port (CASE OF 6x75cl) -Special Offer was £235, now only £199)
Description: Price is for 6x75cl.

In years when Fonseca does not ‘declare' a classic vintage, it selects the finest grapes from its own vineyards to yield a small quantity of this wine, which is produced exactly as a declared Fonseca Vintage. Beautifully structured and perfectly balanced this is an earlier maturing style than the classic vintage port.

Review:
Complex and elegant bottle matured bouquet. Plum and cherry fruit with spicy, aromatic background. Lean, stylish wine with good structure. Fresh, firm finish that holds well.

Price: £199.00 - 9 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 1997

Fonseca Port, 1997


Vintage Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)
Description: *** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

Tasting note: Deep inky ruby with a broad red rim just turning to brick at the edge. Generous and seductive nose redolent of blackcurrant and cherry. Dense, luscious black fruit laced with dark chocolate, liquorice and roasted coffee. Exotic herbal and resiny scents emerge an hour after decanting. Later the fruit becomes more luscious and creamier, with rich raspberry jam flavours overlaying the dark fruity base. The full round palate is supported by thick well-integrated tannins and delivers an abundance of luscious chocolate and blackcurrant flavour which lingers into the long velvety finish.
Price: £44.95 - 14 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2000

Fonseca Port, 2000


Vintage Port
Description: *** 95 Points Robert Parker ***
*** 95 Points Wine Journal ***

"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." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2002.

"The millennial Fonseca is still a young pup. It has a rich blackberry, cassis and liquorice-scented nose with a touch of saddle-leather, fruitcake and earth.
Price: £89.00 - 3 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2001

Fonseca Port, 2001


Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port
Description: Plenty of lush rich cherries on a medium body with furry tannins, which bordered on being too tannic at this moment in its young life. But a good lush fruity finish rounds out another excellent vintage for this Port - review from for the Love of Port.
Price: £49.95 - 21 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2001

Fonseca Port, 2001


Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Description: ***92 Points - Wine Access ***
Best Fortified Wine - Decanter 08 Awards (Steven Spurrier)

From the very good 2001 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers a deep purple/black color. Lovely plump, typically Fonseca, voluptuous. Delicious pungent jammy fruit - compote of cherry and black plum. Rich and creamy. Powerful, aromatic, rich fresh fruit nose. Nice touch of cedar. Again wonderfully plump, luscious jammy fruit coming through on the mouth. Fleshy, rich, rounded. A hint of liquorice. Great, yet smooth, tannins. Good volume and balance. Nice long, succulent, lingering finish.

Reviews:ANTHONY GISMONDI
WINE ACCESS
DECEMBER 2010 – 92 POINTS
"Dried plums,
Price: £42.95 - 39 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2003

Fonseca Port, 2003


Vintage Port CASE of 6x75cl
Description: From the outstanding 2003 vintage and scoring 95+ points.

"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?." 95-100/100 points. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr-05)
Price: £395.00 - 2 In Stock more details >>>

Fonseca Port, 2003

Fonseca Port, 2003


Vintage Port MAGNUM 1.5L
Description: Rare Magnum format

Tasting note: Fine deep colour with brick red edge. Good depth of nose, sweet and harmonious, some spirit on the nose, rich, soft touches of dark chocolate and cherry (cherry tomato). Harmonious, elegant wine, some fine structure with exciting hints of spice and mint, very focused fruit, soft. A delightful Vintage Port now with good tannins to take it to old age. Appears softer than usual. Closing nose. Big fruit, blackcurrant and blackberry, real intense jams with cocoa notes and firm yet silky tannins. Powerful Vintage Port. Fine ripe fruit, good expression, cherry, a charming character.
Price: £175.00 - 6 In Stock more details >>>

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