Full bodied, nice balance of mineralogy and fruit. — 10 months ago
It's sunny and just over 30°F today, so fire in the chimnea time! First flames of 2019.
One of our favorite new (2009) AOC's in France, this is 80% Gamay & 20% Poulsard, but the epitome of 100% sparkling strawberry juice! So GD delicious!
One thing to note, last bottle is always the best, we're out of stock now, but don't hold these too long. We've seen bottle variation, likely best to track lot codes on the bottles and make sure your buying a newer version than the last, since we're talking about an NV product. — 10 months ago
Writing tasting notes: orange blossoms, crushed rocks, vanilla beans, orange zest, pear, tangerine zest and white flowers (acacia and honeysuckles). Texture is soft, dense and intense with a long finish having lasting acidity and flavors. Decanting is recommended. — 5 years ago
1985 was 1 of the 36 declared vintages of the past 100 years by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto - one of the best actually which they describe as “exceptional quality...a classic vintage, harvested under perfect conditions”
Fonseca stepped to it delivering a wonderful that after 30+ years still is powerful yet has integrated any alcohol heat — a year ago