Redolent of blackberry and dark fruits, this also features a fascinating mix of mocha, graphite and tobacco flavors. Very juicy as well, which figures into the finish of fine-grained tannins and spice. An exuberant and refined Vintage Port. Best from 2020 through 2050. 5,000 cases made. ?KM
The 2007 Fonseca Vintage Port is opaque purple-colored with a high-class perfume of lavender, Asian spices, pencil lead, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits. On the palate it is voluminous with layered, succulent fruit, outstanding density, and excellent integration of tannin, acidity, and alcohol. The long finish and the wine's impeccable balance suggest a lengthy evolution and a drinking window extending out to 2045.
Commenting on the decision to declare the 2011 vintage, Romariz's Managing Director, Adrian Bridge remarked, "2011 was a textbook year that has produced Vintage Ports which are classics in every sense. They are wines which will age superbly." He added, "The abundance of heady black fruit and rich dark chocolate in these wines make them an excellent choice for anyone wishing to enjoy a Vintage Port young or to age quietly in the cellar."