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2012 Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage Port

PORTUGAL
$54. 99 Bottle
$659.88 Dozen
ABV: 20%
Closure: Cork

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The 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Port is an unfiltered field blend and comes in with 105 grams of residual sugar. It was bottled with a bar-top cork after five years in used French oak. Sexy but elegant, this is chock-full of delicious fruit, sweet on the end and relatively fresh. The mid-palate is just average in depth, but the classic Port flavors are all up front. In its youth, it does have a bit of an exuberant feel despite the freshness. Generally, people don't age LBVs with bar-top corks, but this can hold, if there no cork failure, and develop a bit too. Happily, you can also drink it right now. Drink 2018 - 2025.
90 Points
Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2018)