Fonseca Port, 1994

Fonseca Port, 1994

Vintage Port
*** 97 Points - Parker ***

Description and Reviews:
A 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a highly esteemed wine. The consensus among critics that the 1994 Fonseca Vintage Port is a remarkable wine, possessing the depth, complexity, and aging potential characteristic of a top-tier Vintage Port from an outstanding vintage.

Tasting notes
This astounding port is a deep, opaque ruby color with hints of garnet at the rim. It has complex aromas of blackberry, plum, and dark cherry, cocoa, vanilla, and exotic spices. The palate is full-bodied and rich, with ripe black fruits dominating, layers of dark chocolate, espresso, and baking spices adding depth. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure without overwhelming the palate. The sweetness is balanced by a vibrant acidity, giving the wine freshness and lift. The finish is long and lingering, with fruit and spice flavours persisting.

Serving and Food pairing
Vintage Ports require decanting and are best served slightly below modern room temperature: 16° to 18° C. This is the kind of wine that can be enjoyed now or aged even further to allow its flavors to develop and evolve over time. Whether you're sipping it on its own or pairing it with a rich dessert like chocolate mousse or a selection of aged cheeses, a vintage port is sure to be a memorable experience.

Fonseca Port, a historic Port wine producer in Portugal's Douro Valley, has a rich heritage of crafting exceptional Ports for nearly two centuries. Founded in 1822 by Manoel Pedro Guimaraens, the company produces a range of Port styles, including Vintage Ports, Late Bottled Vintage Ports, Tawny Ports, and Ruby Ports. Fonseca's innovative approach to winemaking combines traditional techniques with modern technology, ensuring the highest quality standards in every bottle. Today, part of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership, Fonseca continues to be celebrated globally for its exceptional quality.

How to store your Vintage Port
Vintage Port, like all fine wines, prefers to remain undisturbed, lying on its side in a dark and at least slightly humid place at a stable temperature of between 10°C and 14°C to mature properly.

Condition Report:

Excellent

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Vintage Port, Port, Douro

Stock:

3 In Stock

Price:

$221.72 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)