Eye: Deep and dark red. Shiny. Nose: Fresh fruits with red berries and spices. Palate: Full, round and racy. Rounded and smooth tannins. A full-bodied, rich and intensly aromatic wine. Overall: Full with a long finish and plenty of elegance and finesse due to the well balanced tannins and fruit.
Yes, even in our humble $159 case, we can still afford a sip of Champagne now and then. This one is a real find, with notable age on it, and lots of subtle biscuit notes. You save about $5 a bottle over the Grand Marques, but give up nothing.
Beautiful golden-yellow colour. Concentrated, very attractive bouquet of ripe fruit, stewed fruit, and vanilla biscuits. Round, very sweet, and well-balanced on the palate. Plenty of volume and a suave quality marvellously underpinned by acidity. The fruity, spicy, mentholated nuances are accompanied by a really beautiful smooth, elegant texture. While this vintage had low yields, the quality perfectly reflects the drastic selection made during picking and blending.
Dense ruby/purple colored, with an exotic, exuberant perfume of black fruits, flowers, incense and licorice, this unctuously-textured, full-bodied port is one or the most concentrated of the vintage. Sweet,expansive, and succulent, this large scaled, but remarkably well-balanced effort is surprisingly forward and accessible (by Fonseca's stndards). 2006-2025.
A prodigious effort, possibly the finest Suduiraut since 1959, the medium gold-colored 2001 offers notes of creme brulee, caramelized citrus, Grand Marnier, honeysuckle, and other exotic fruits as well as a pleasant touch of oak. With terrific acidity, a voluptuous/unctuous palate, and sweet, powerful flavors buttressed by crisp acidity, it is a phenomenal Sauternes. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.