Fonseca Port

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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.

73 products found.

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled bottles)

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. An underrated, indeed almost forgotten, vintage that deserves to be rediscovered.

Notes on the year
The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour.
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Price: £490.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1955

Vintage Port (Unlabelled Half bottles - Branded Capsule )

The 1955 was the only year declared by Fonseca in the 50s. The year was marked by an excellent ripening season with hot weather in July and August meaning that the crop was perfectly mature towards the end of September. Most of the well known shippers declared 1955.

Tasting Note
Medium to deep red, with a remarkably youthful ruby edge. Incredible richness and almost young grapey fruit character. As it breathes it opens to reveal spicy mature dark fruit aromas. On the palate it fills the mouth with round, marzipan richness mixed with full chocolate flavour. It is big and fresh and wonderfully balanced with a finish that mixes bottle maturity with plenty of chocolatey fresh fruit.
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Price: £195.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1948

Vintage Port

1948 Fonseca Vintage Port – James Suckling had bestowed 100 points on this VP. Tawny-centered colour with a light yellowish edge, with surprisingly light colour 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 cherry and sweet cranberry fruit, along with an incredibly complex and everlasting finish.
Review by Roy Hersh- For the Love of Port
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Price: £1295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1947

Single Quinta Vintage Port

This is a special treat at the end of the evening. Murky copper coloured with a rich intense raisoned nose with bay leaf and hints of brandy butter and caramel. The palate is full and powerful but with a surprising freshness and lift. Dense and flavoursome with rich dark coffee, cloves, chocolate and toffee apple flavours. Absolutely lovely with endless length.
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Price: £1295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1934

Vintage Port - UK Bottled. Base of neck

Peatling & Cawdron
(base of neck; handwritten neck label only; embossed wax seal - chipped)
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Price: £2495.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1927

Vintage Port

Review by AHB - Portforum.com "A lovely rich red colour, warm and dark; 90% opaque. Showing little on the nose, but the little it is showing is warm and fruity — and very nice. A beautiful palate, soft entry with poise and balance. The fruit is generous, sweet and ripe and still plentiful. The palate is big and rich; stunning for a port of this age. The aftertaste is amazing — so full of fruit, of rich burnt fruitcake; mouthfilling and immense. This is stunning, stunning port.".

48 hours later a 6cl sample bottle was tasted which showed even mor ecomplexity, being sweeter and rounder than the pop 'n' pour version.
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Price: £2900.00
Stock: 6 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 1922

Vintage Port

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.
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Price: £2995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Fonseca Port, Non Vintage

2000, 2003 and 2009 Vintages of Fonseca Port. Fonseca presentation box with a Fonseca Book.

Three Vintages of Fonseca Port Presented in Wooden presentation box with a History of Fonseca Hardback Book

2000 Fonseca Vintage Port
T*** 95 Points Robert Parker *** *** 95 Points Wine Journal *** "Dense ruby/purple-coloured, 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.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2015

Guimaraens Vintage Port, 1x75cl- Single bottle. (Price Includes UK DUTY and VAT).

Fonseca is to release a 2015 Vintage Port under the Guimaraens label. Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, commented: As Fonseca’s 200th anniversary year, I am delighted that 2015 has produced a Vintage Port of such excellent quality. It will be released as a Guimaraens Vintage with a special commemorative label to mark the occasion.’ He added, ‘The 2015 Vintage Ports are attractive and approachable on the nose but supported by big, firm tannins. The Guimaraens Vintage 2015 will make excellent early drinking but will not disappoint those who prefer to cellar it for the future.’ Fonseca’s wine maker, David Guimaraens, remarked: ‘The dry spring and summer produced low yields but the healthiest crop we have seen for many years.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca Port, 2013

Guimaraens Vintage Port (SINGLE BOTTLE 75cl)

In its Bicentenary year Fonseca released a Guimaraens Vintage Port.
Commenting on the release, Fonseca's Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, noted: "Fonseca started trading on 8th April, 1815. Given Fonseca's undisputed position as a 'first growth' Vintage Port producer, I am delighted that we will be marking this historic event and celebrating the Bicentenary of the house with the release of a textbook Guimaraens 2013 Vintage Port." He added: "Guimaraens Vintage Ports have been made for over a century, drawing on the best produce of Fonseca's own estates in years that produce more supple and early maturing wines.
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Price: £34.95
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Fonseca Port, 2011

Vintage Port 75cl Bottle

Fonseca declares its vintages only in the most exceptional of years, and in 2011, like many, Fonseca benefitted from a perfect ending to the growing season, ensuring optimum ripeness for their grapes. This allowed deep, powerful and aromatic wines to be made on each of the Fonseca Quintas in the Távora and Pinhão valleys. 2011 has thus given Fonseca another opportunity to express the best characteristics of its vintage port to conoisseurs: its concentration of black fruits, its firm tannic grip, its dense velvety texture and its vibrant aromatics. It bears the promise of many years of development in bottle.
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Price: £99.00
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Fonseca Port, 2007

Vintage Port

96/100 (Outstanding) Wine journal
94/100 (Outstanding) Wine Advocate

Reviews: "The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine’s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045. " Jay Miller, Wine Advocate.

"The nose is quintessential Fonseca, like a riotous party reaching its crescendo in the glass.
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Price: £79.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca Port, 2003

Vintage port

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)
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Price: £69.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca Port, 1998

Guimaraens Vintage Port ( Comes in Original Fonseca Box with decanting funnel as illustrated)

The 1998 Fonseca Guimaraens is intensely rich and concentrated, with a voluptuous femininity and sublime, velvety texture. Beautifully structured and perfectly balanced, it shows the superb marriage of power and breed for which the house of Fonseca Guimaraens is renowned.

In the early 1950s, the rising demand for vintage Ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage Port under the ""Guimaraens"" label in undeclared years. There is a considerably smaller blend of Guimaraens Vintage produced than of Fonseca Vintage Porto, and these non-classic wines, offer an exceptional value for their quality and rarity.
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Price: £38.95
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Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port (HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl)

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
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.
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Price: £44.95
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Fonseca Port, 1997

Vintage Port

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***
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.
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Price: £84.95
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Fonseca Port, 1994

Vintage Port

*** 97 Points - Parker ***

reviews: "One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years".
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Price: £149.00
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Fonseca Port, 1987

Quinta Do Panascal Vintage Port

Delicate aromas of quince, date and raisin. Some attractive nuances of resin and spice. The mouth is showing some interesting bottle age flavours of liquorice, prune and leather. Smooth and silky palate. Subtle, elegant wine.
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Price: £89.95
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Fonseca Port, 1985

Vintage Port 2x75cl bottles- Includes double wooden Fonseca gift box as illustrated

SCORES & TASTING NOTES
Drinking wonderfully now, the 1985 Fonseca Vintage port is one of the stars of the '80's. A great gift comprising of two bottles for a special family and friends gathering. It has a lovely nose of maturing port, finely styled and just screaming quality. The palate carries a svelte texture, with a creamy, flattering character. There is purity, balance, a clean, bright quality and despite this lots of appealing grip. This has great impact, and yet is so welcoming and alluring. Excellent wine, and a great example of the vintage.

***Jamie Goode-93 Points (Outstanding***
***Parker rating 90/100 (outstanding)***
Dense ruby/purple with the Oriental spice-box aroma,
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Price: £190.00
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Fonseca Port, 1975

Vintage Port

This Port is now beginning to reach its full maturity and is ready for drinking. As it ages further, it will begin to develop gently into a more tawny style Port. This Port should probably be drunk over the next few years although it is still showing remarkable balance and finesse.


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Price: £129.00
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Fonseca Port, 1970

Vintage Port (Unlabelled)

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.
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Price: £189.00
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Fonseca Port, 1968

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

From the rare 1968 vintage, this Fonseca Vintage port is deep and attractive with a sweet nose and is well balanced with a peppery finish. Elegant and rich, lovely acidity, plummy fruit, ethereal and long.
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Price: £395.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Fonseca Port, Non Vintage

Sale

Vintage Port Six Bottle Case Offer
2 x 1992; 2 x 2003; 2 x 2009
Only £349.00 | Save over £120.00

Save over £130 on individual selling price. Includes Duty, VAT and FREE delivery.
Special six bottle case offer comprising : (all 75 cl)

2 x 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port
2 x 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port
2 x 2009 Fonseca Vintage Port

Outstanding port from our favorite port producer! 2 bottles of the 1992 Vintage rated as exceptional and just coming into its drinking window. Also the outstanding 2003 and 2009. All of these can be laid down for at least another 30 years!

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Price: £349.00
Stock: Out of Stock