2009 Fonseca Vintage Port
Dense midnight black heart with a very deep black dark red hue. Intense liquorice and morello cherry aromas are followed by hints of marzipan, prune, vanillin confectionary and spice. The lush, concentrated palate is saturated with liquorice, black cherry and morello cherry fruit. Marzipan, fine spirit, subtle earthy tar, leather and spice linger on the dry finish. The tannins are becoming more integrated yet still assert their presence. Outstanding power concluding long with a sweet almondy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
This is gorgeously vibrant and grapey, with good cut to the luscious dark fruit and cedar flavors that are flanked by zesty acidity and tannins. A touch brooding midpalate, with a minerally rush and a finish of slate and iron. Best from 2016 through 2036.
A classic Fonseca, rich and powerful, with just an extra edge of weight from the vintage. It has a dry character, a tannic edge that gives great promise, but the open-hearted fruit is all there. A wonderfully intense wine for aging.
Roger Voss – Wine Enthusiast