Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

Fonseca Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

12 Flaschen

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Enthält je 3 Flaschen aus den Jahrgängen 1987 (20,0% Vol.), 1997(20,0% Vol.), 2007 (20,0% Vol.) & 2017 (20,0% Vol.) in exklusiver Holzkiste


Heiner Lobenberg über:
Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting


Lobenberg: Je 3 Halbflaschen Fonseca Vintage Port der überragenden Jahre 2017, 2007, 1997 und 1987. Gemacht für viele Jahrzehnte in Sammlerkeller. Jung berauschend, alt aber weltklasse von einem der Top 5 Port-shipper.


Wine Enthusiast über: Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

-- Wine Enthusiast: Wine Enthusiast zu 2017: The wine's fine perfumed black plum fruits give a wonderful jammy character while bringing out a fresh edge. These are balanced by the dry core of this beautiful wine with its rich, generous tannins. It will all come together from 2030 in a very fine, integrated wine. 98/100Wine Enthusiast zu 2007: Dense and serious, a powerful vintage, as would be expected from Fonseca. The whole emphasis of the wine pushes the tannins forward, but this structure is based on black plums with dark fruit skins and a solid, chunky character. The finish is juicy and bold. 96/100


Suckling über: Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

-- Suckling: Suckling zu 2017: Ripe and soft with loads of plummy, smoky and earthy character. Full body. Very sweet. Round and very soft textured. Flavorful finish. Drink in 2025 and onwards. 95/100

93+ –95

Galloni über: Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

-- Galloni: Galloni zu 2017: Picking began at Quinta do Panascal on September 6, the two other quintas in Pinhão that form the 2017 Fonseca Vintage Port, Cruzeiro and Santo António picked on 10 and 17 September respectively. One of the deepest, most opaque color amongst the new Port alumni, it has one of the most backward, almost recalcitrant noses that demands a lot of aeration. It gradually opens to reveal blackberry, melted tar, thyme, clove and violet aromas that are well defined, if maybe just missing the same breeding as Taylor’s. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. This is fresh and detailed, a slightly more structured Fonseca than expected, quite strict at first with good grip and a lightly spiced, precise finish. Powerful and long on the aftertaste, you can feel this Fonseca 60 seconds after the wine has exited. It deserves 10-15 years in bottle. Excellent, but patience required. The most enigmatic of the 2017 Vintage Ports. Total production is 8,100 cases. 95/100Galloni zu 1997: 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+/100


Parker über: Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

-- Parker: Parker zu 2017: The 2017 Vintage Port, not quite bottled when seen but the final blend, is a field blend (with typical grapes like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca) aged for approximately 20 months in used French oak. It comes in with 98 grams of residual sugar, a little drier on paper than its Taylor sibling this year. Sappy and sensational in flavor and fruit, this seemingly has moderate tannins around the edges on first taste, velvety texture and a long finish. Despite the first impression of moderation, there is plenty of power here. As it got some aeration, it showed nothing but power and closed down fairly hard. The combination of great fruit and fine structure makes this a potentially great Fonseca, but right now it is obviously immature and not showing everything it has. I'd recommend some patience here. 96-98/100Parker 2007: The 2007 Fonseca is maturing nicely, with a perfumed, high toned, rich bouquet of macerated black cherries, blueberry, creme de cassis and vanilla. The palate is very harmonious with plush dark cherry fruit, fresh fig, salted licorice and a supple, rounded, spicy finish that delivers wonderful purity and length. This is a sexy Fonseca, perhaps more generous and alluring than the 2009 – a quintessential Fonseca that should peak in 15-20 years time. 95/100Parker zu 1997: 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. 93/100


Wine Spectator über: Sammlerbox: Fonseca Vintage Port Tasting

-- Wine Spectator: Wine Spectator zu 2017: Dark and dense, with fig bread, baker's chocolate and tar notes leading off before the core flavors of plum, black currant and blackberry paste finally start to emerge. The wild, spirited finish shows cast iron, licorice snap and roasted alder elements, delivering a decidedly chewy feel. A big, old-school, throwback Port that will age at a glacial pace. Best from 2035 through 2060. 1,000 cases imported. 97/100Wine Spectator zu 1987: Extremely racy and classy, well made, with an impressive fruit character and plenty of tannin. Deep purple, with a very ripe, grapey nose, full-bodied, with well integrated tannins and excellent berry and violet flavors. Long finish. 90/100

Mein Winzer


Das Haus Fonseca gehört zu den ersten Adressen für Portweine und wird seit 1822 von der Familie Guimaraens geführt. Die Sorgfalt im Umgang mit den Weinen und die behutsame Lagerung sind die Faktoren, die die außergewöhnliche Güte der Fonseca Ports garantieren.