Fonseca Vintage Port 2003

Fonseca Vintage Port 2003

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95/100p Wine Advocate: The 2003 Vintage Port was aged for 21 months in wood and comes in at 92 grams of residual sugar. This is another oldie rereleased now. The Taylor's may be burlier and fresher, the Croft more nuanced and complex, but of the trio of 2003s in this report, this might well be the winner today. (Then again, it might not be; the comparison was certainly fun.) It has the most elegance, freshness and nuance, far younger than the Croft and more ready than the Taylor's. I can only say, I respect whatever choice you make; pick 'em. Personally, I lean to Taylor's in the longer run, but that is the least ready of the three.

EUR 75

Vuonna 1815 perustettu Fonseca on yksi portviinituotannon ikoneja. Sen ensimmäinen Vintage Port tuotettiin 1840-vuoden sadosta ja sittemmin talon runsasta tyyliä on arvostettu laajalti. Viinikriitikko Robert Parkerin mielestä Fonseca on "Pomerol of Vintage ports" ja James Suckling sanoi Fonsecan portviinien olevan "Bentley of Vintage Ports". Fonseca on itsenäinen talo kuuluisan Taylor Fladgate-yhtiön osana. Rypäleet talon Vintage Porteihin tulevat kolmelta tilalta Douron laaksosta; Cruzeiro, Panascal ja Santo Antónia.