2007 Fonseca Porto Vintage Port
Opaque black purple colour with deep purple hue. The nose is a little subdued with aromas of liquorice, morello cherry, raisin and spice emerging followed by a very fine brandy spirit end note. The palate displays superb concentration with mouthfilling flavours of liquorice, aniseed and blackberry with perfectly integrated very fine brandy spirit. Excellent length with very fine grained tannin structure. Very long aftertaste of liquorice, aniseed, ripe spicy blackberry and brandy spirit with a dry finish. Bottled in 2009.
Cellar 10-15 years (2020-2025)
The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine’s impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045.
Jay Miller – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate