Fonseca : Vintage Port 2003

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Fonseca Vintage 2003 : Un Porto rond et puissant

Maison de prestige depuis le milieu du 19° siècle, Fonseca produit un Porto Vintage exceptionnel issu des trois quintas (domaines) de la famille : Cruzeiro, Santo Antonio et Panascal. Seuls les millésimes exceptionnels produisent des Portos Vintage chez Fonseca, des millésimes dont le potentiel de garde est immense.

Le Porto Vintage 2003 de Fonseca est un vin à la robe profonde. Le nez est gourmand sur des notes chocolatées, de cerise puis de baies noires confites. En bouche c'est un vin chaleureux, plein de douceur et de rondeur. La structure est fine et précise sur des arômes de fruits mais également d'épices. Ce Porto Vintage de Fonseca est très équilibré et marque par son élégance. Charme, puissance et expression pour ce vin de Fonseca qui pourra tenir une garde très longue en cave. 

Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2003 Vintage Port comes in with 92 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a big boy in terms of voluptuous fruit, but (at least as double decanted overnight), it is drinkable now, even if it still tightens noticeably as it sits in the glass. Make no mistake, though--it is nowhere near peak. This rather dry Fonseca is big and fat, yet there is also some concept of balance here, surprisingly. This very warm vintage wasn't exactly shy. The concentration easily counters the power, and it steadily acquired better balance as it sat and aired. In terms of complexity, there's no there there yet, if you'll allow the Gertrude Stein summary. In that sense, at least, it is far too young and needs another decade. Winemaker David Guimaraens told me that he thinks his grandchildren will be able to enjoy it, so there is no rush. Cellar this for another decade, at the least, more like 20 years if you like them softer and more complex. This will still improve, but it has some more questions to answer in the cellar. The price reflects current availability. Korbrand, the importer, indicated limited stocks are available in the USA as well as Portugal. There may be an official re-release as well.
DuriensePorto
Alcool
20.5

Vin liquoreux
Oui

J. Robinson
17,5

Wine Spectator
96

Pays
Portugal

Mention qualité
DOC

Encépagement
Porto Blend

Région
Duriense

Appellation
Porto

Couleur
Rouge

Producteur
Fonseca

Parker
94

Allergènes
Contient des sulfites