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2000 Fonseca - Vintage Port Port Blend - Portugal - Douro - Red

Portugal - Douro

Red Port Blend
Producer Notes

Fonseca's wines have been created by family winemakers throughout the years, using traditional stone lagares to produce their top quality vintage port. Today's winemaking team is looking to employ new technologies such as piston paddle vats, known as "port-toes," to improve the quality of its non-vintage port wines. David Guimaraens, sixth generation Guimaraens, is the current winemaker... More »

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93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2025
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 106
JR ...
Source Jancis Robinson
Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 06/14/2003
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Dark red purple colored wine with thin slow moving moderately pigmented legs. Surprisingly accessible nose of green apple, maple syrup, dark fruits, and heat. Smooth and suave in the mouth with good fruit, apparently light tannins, and only average sweetness. The wine finishes sooner than I would expect. Quite a fine early drinking rather approachable port. Drink 2010 to 2025. 2000 seems more and more to me to be only an above average year that is benefiting from the 2000 designation.

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