1994 Fonseca Port 375ml half-bottle

$174.95
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Wine critic James Suckling says this perfect 100-point Port is among the best examples of Portugal’s famous dessert wine ever made. As he wrote in the Wine Spectator: “This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of color, aroma and fruit flavor. Smells like fermenting berries, boasting loads of crushed grape, violet and berry character. Big, full-bodied and very sweet, with tons of tannins and a sweet finish. Tannic and huge, it's a long-term, great Port.” 

Varietal:
Port
Winemaker:
David Guimaraens
Vintage:
1994
Aging:
18 months
Appellation:
Douro
Total Varietal Composition %:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Sousão
Alcohol %:
21.0%
SKU #:
1WFON94IR2
WA97

Wine Advocate

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. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035.

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Wine Spectator

Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of color, aroma and fruit flavor. Smells like fermenting berries, boasting loads of crushed grape, violet and berry character. Big, full-bodied and very sweet, with tons of tannins and a sweet finish. Tannic and huge, it's a long-term, great Port. Best after 2012.