2003 Fonseca Vintage Port
Port - 375ML

  • IWC 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 96

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IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
Saturated deep ruby. Brooding reticent nose of cassis and kirsch; there's nothing cooked about this one! Then massive sweet and superrich in the mouth; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This... Saturated deep ruby. Brooding reticent nose of cassis and kirsch; there's nothing cooked about this one! Then massive sweet and superrich in the mouth; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This coats every nook and cranny of the palate and clings and builds on the back end in a way that no other wine of this vintage can match. Huge sexy and wonderfully lush Fonseca built for the long haul. As impressive as the best 2000s and along with the Quinta do Noval Nacional is an early candidate for port of the 2003 vintage.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2005
...exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth richness and weight. Full-bodied viscous and almost impenetrable this dense backward port is... ...exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth richness and weight. Full-bodied viscous and almost impenetrable this dense backward port is powerful and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine Fonseca I've ever encountered it coats the taster's palate with licorice jammy black fruits and notes of chocolate that last for over a minute...blockbuster...
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2006
Lots of grape and raisin on the nose. Full-bodied chewy and lightly sweet. Serious concentration with lots of grip on the finish. Just what to expect from a young Vintage Port. Best after 2012. 12000 cases made.
Color & Type Port
Varietal Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2003