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1983 Fonseca - 750 ml

92
RP

Product ID: 10809-750-XX4
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 1983
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: Portugal
Producer: Fonseca
Rating: 92 RP
Region: Port
Type of Wine: Port
Varietal: Other

Description: Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age. The 1983 is magnificently scented, full-bodied, creamy, rather forward, but showing great length and character.

Robert Parker
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