1997 Fonseca Vintage Port

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  • Port
  • 1.5L
  • WA 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 90

Reviews for 1997 Fonseca Vintage Port

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca but undeniably charming this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral exotic flamboyant bouquet a sweet fleshy style but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol... Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca but undeniably charming this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral exotic flamboyant bouquet a sweet fleshy style but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol sweet tannin and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish. While I would have preferred to have seen more weight structure and intensity this is an outstanding albeit lighter than normal Fonseca. Anticipated maturity: now-2020.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2000
Full saturated ruby. Inky brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense thick and tactile with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip. Not as... Full saturated ruby. Inky brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense thick and tactile with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip. Not as flamboyantly aromatic as this wine normally is in its youth but structured for long slow development in bottle. 93(+?) points
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2009
Very fruity with currant and violet aromas. Subtle on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet with silky tannins and a clean finish. Very like a claret. Tight. Give it a little time to open... Best after 2008... Very fruity with currant and violet aromas. Subtle on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet with silky tannins and a clean finish. Very like a claret. Tight. Give it a little time to open... Best after 2008. 9500 cases made. -JS