Spain & Portugal

Fonseca Vintage Port 1997

Bottle Size: 1.5 L

Rating: DC 93, RP 93, ST 93, WS 91

Year: 1997

1 in stock


Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

Open, ripe berry fruit aromas come singing from the glass; rich plummy flavours on the palate, ripe and fleshy, wrapped by firm yet ripe tannins that linger on to the finish. 

R.M., Decanter.

Full saturated ruby. Inky, brooding aromas of syrupy black fruits and violet. Dense, thick and tactile, with superb depth of flavor and compelling juicy sweetness. Finishes with powerful tannins and superb grip. 

Stephan Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

Shows maturity, with brown bread, melted licorice and espresso notes, carried by a fine-grained structure that allows toffee, toasted sesame and caramel notes to fill in easily on the finish. 

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.

Collections: Spain & Portugal

Category: 1.5 L, 1997

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