Fonseca

Porto Vintage Port Blend

9.4243 ratings
9.361 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Andrew Steffensmeier

Fun bottle. PNP. Needs some time to add complexity. Certainly enjoyable but still somewhat young in the grand scheme.

Fun bottle. PNP. Needs some time to add complexity. Certainly enjoyable but still somewhat young in the grand scheme.

May 24th, 2020
Shay A
9.4

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Very good right now and hardly showing any heat. It’s so well balanced and integrated that I called this early ‘80s port. Plethora of baking spices, cherry liqueur, dark cocoa dipped graham cracker, dates and cherry fig. Nice sweetness. In a good window.

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Very good right now and hardly showing any heat. It’s so well balanced and integrated that I called this early ‘80s port. Plethora of baking spices, cherry liqueur, dark cocoa dipped graham cracker, dates and cherry fig. Nice sweetness. In a good window.

Mar 15th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

I’m not sure they didn’t accidentally fill this bottle with ruby port. Seriously. Light and cloyingly sweet. Lacks the development Expected from a vintage port of this caliber

I’m not sure they didn’t accidentally fill this bottle with ruby port. Seriously. Light and cloyingly sweet. Lacks the development Expected from a vintage port of this caliber

Nov 27th, 2019
Daron Watson

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

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

Nov 2nd, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tawny color, translucent and clear. Enticing fragrant nose. Notes of sweet fruit, cranberries, rose petals and earth. Rich and impactful in the mouth. Long persisting finish. Still young. From a 375.

Tawny color, translucent and clear. Enticing fragrant nose. Notes of sweet fruit, cranberries, rose petals and earth. Rich and impactful in the mouth. Long persisting finish. Still young. From a 375.

May 27th, 2018
Sean Genn

Tremendous depth and long finish

Tremendous depth and long finish

Nov 19th, 2017
Colin Cahoon

Beautiful. Lavender and mulled fruit. So smooth.

Beautiful. Lavender and mulled fruit. So smooth.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2018
Guy Davies


Really big rich fruit, very dark and almost impenetrable nose, a touch of liqourice.
Fills the mouth with masses of really fresh fruit. Very very smooth, magic intense lifting finish which goes on and on. Big underlying structure beneath
the fruit. Mouth coating, powerful, balanced, magic.


Really big rich fruit, very dark and almost impenetrable nose, a touch of liqourice.
Fills the mouth with masses of really fresh fruit. Very very smooth, magic intense lifting finish which goes on and on. Big underlying structure beneath
the fruit. Mouth coating, powerful, balanced, magic.

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2015
Jonathan Nagy

I love crashing a certification class!

I love crashing a certification class!

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Kyle Schlachter

Writer Colorado Wine Press

9.6

Barely drinkable. Check back for a good time in two or three decades...

Barely drinkable. Check back for a good time in two or three decades...

1 person found it helpfulMar 28th, 2014