Red - Fortified

1994 Fonseca Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • MLR Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 8, 2019 - Wonderful! Poached prunes, flint, aged tobacco and steel on the nose. The mouth feel is silky and smooth. Flavors include luscious grape, milk chocolate and cocoa ending with a bit of spice. Quite a long finish. Not overly sweet.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 99 points

    May 20, 2019 - With age and a lot of sediment this half bottle had a soft cork, the port has lightened in color density and now is reddish purple, and drinking beautifully. Finished my birthday dinner off with a bang. Double decanted and consumed about three hours later. Drank with a fabulous lemon strawberry crepe. T. commented that it was the best port he has ever had.

  • d'Artagnan wrote: 96 points

    May 10, 2019 - Ouvert en demi-bouteille pour le fromage, il fut tellement meilleur le lendemain. L’alcool proéminent à l’ouverture est bien intégré. Dense et profond, très minéral, voire ferrugineux, avec une superbe finale sur le caramel salé. Longueur époustouflante. Grand porto, encore très jeune. Exceptionnel. 96+ pts

  • Outplaying wrote:

    February 9, 2019 - This is excellent. I love how it is not cloyingly sweet and how there is a lot of acidity keep it lively. Caramel and nutty accents. Thanks for sharing Tony.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • williamswhine Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 9, 2019 - Candidly, I don't know if a port can taste better. I've had this bottle two times in the past and it still is magnificent as it ages. Dark inky hue, toffee nose. Slight cigar box, mocha, rich and full bodied, continuous flavors. Not overly sweet and/or cloying. Fullness of the port hangs with you well after your taste in a very pleasing way. Spectacular port!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By Richard Mayson
    Top 20 Ports for Christmas, 10/12/2014 (link)

    (Fonseca, Port, Douro, Portugal, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #84, 10/11/2014

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #73, 11/16/2012

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #62, 4/1/2011

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  • By Richard Hemming
    9/24/2008 (link)

    (Fonseca port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/13/2004 (link)

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Fonseca
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Codes 084692304349, 5013521100932, 5013521111884, 5013521111891, 9013521100611

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 86 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,441 (84%)
  • Consumed 950 (15%)

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