Red - Fortified

1983 Fonseca Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • > Douro
  • > Porto
Drink between 2003 - 2019
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • rupertg Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Clear ruby red with heavy sediment on bottle. Initially very spirity. Spirit on the nose, but sweet coating spice in the mouth. Fiery burn on finish. Lingering cherry. Great with blue cheese.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cos82 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    June 7, 2014 - Decanted for 3 hours. Pale cherry in color. Nice nose of cherry, chocolate and prune. Soft mature palate. Not overly sweet which is why I prefer Fonseca to most ports. Beautiful balance of cherry, chocolate and minerals. No tannin and ready to go. At its best at the moment.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • CabIsKing wrote: (91 points)

    May 11, 2014 - Nice nose of dark cherries, raisins, chocolate and spice. Palate definitely showing its age but still a good medium finish. Very enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sellar Rat Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 3, 2014 - Lovely and complex nose, silky texture with outstanding balance and flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and caramel. Well integrated and restrained sweetness. Drinking beautifully right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cephomer wrote: (90 points)

    January 23, 2014 - Drank at Stratton. Consistent with previous notes. Lots of bricking, wine is nearly clear in the glass now. Age very apparent. Nose of brandy, dried prunes and raisins. Syrupy sweet, plums and caramel. Some nuttiness. Fairly hot. Tannins fully resolved. Drink up!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2004 (link) 17 points

    (Fonseca Vintage Port) A moderate colour. Quite an unusual, very tertiary nose, with aromas of cabbage, cod liver oil and a hint of toffee. A very harmonious palate on entry, with gentle, spicy tannins through the midpalate. A lovely texture, elegant rather than lush, balanced and very fluid. The tannins becomes more apparent on the finish. It seems much less complex and developed on the palate than the nose would suggest, and there are still some notes of black fruits. A moderate length. Drinking now.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Fonseca
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Code 084692304349

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 822 (77%)
  • Consumed 238 (22%)

Food Pairing

Fromages et amandes

Who Likes This Wine

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