You seem to be using an older browser. (or one which does not support CSS-P)

Click here for what you can do.


" style="margin: 5px 5px 5px 5px;"> //__HTML__; // } ?>
2003 Fonseca Vintage Port
Region Oporto
Winery Fonseca
Varietal Port
Vintage 2003
Color Red
Rating 96 WA, 96 WS, 97 IWC
SKU# 71906
Size 1.5 L
btl Price $199.99
Quantity Only 4 left !!
Rating Details
96 WA
Sporting an opaque, black-colored robe with dark purple trim, the 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port exhibits a nose of profound depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads to a character of immense depth, richness, and weight. Full-bodied, viscous, and almost impenetrable, this dense, backward port is powerful and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine Fonseca Iíve ever encountered, it coats the tasterís palate with licorice, jammy black fruits, and notes of chocolate that last for over a minute. This blockbuster will require at least three decades to fully blossom. Anticipated maturity: 2035-2060.
Issue #161, October 2005
--The Wine Advocate
96 WS
Lots of grape and raisin on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and lightly sweet. Serious concentration, with lots of grip on the finish. Just what to expect from a young Vintage Port. Best after 2012. 12,000 cases made. ĖJS
April 30, 2006
--Wine Spectator
97 IWC
Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, reticent nose of cassis and kirsch; there's nothing cooked about this one! Then massive, sweet and superrich in the mouth; explodes with exotic ripeness. Intriguing note of graphite. This coats every nook and cranny of the palate and clings and builds on the back end in a way that no other wine of this vintage can match. Huge, sexy and wonderfully lush Fonseca, built for the long haul. As impressive as the best 2000s, and, along with the Quinta do Noval Nacional, is an early candidate for port of the 2003 vintage. 97 points
By Stephen Tanzer
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 06
--Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Description



Back to Basket
Back to Listings
Existing Members - Login
Brownderby International Wine Center, Since 1937 Brownderby International Wine Center, Since 1937

Brown Derby International Wine Center


2023 S. Glenstone Springfield, Mo. 65804
Retail Store Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight and Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Always open on holidays.
Retail Store Phone: (417) 883-4066

Wine Sales Department Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time Zone) Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays; Closed Sundays and major holidays.
Sales Office Phone: (800) 491-3438

Copyright 2000-2014
Website Maintenance and Hosting by E.S. Systems (www.essystemsinc.com)