Red - Fortified

1994 Fonseca Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 90

  • salil wrote: 94 points

    October 5, 2019 - I'm normally not the biggest fan of young ports, but this just might change my mind. An absolutely fantastic wine that only got better with time in the decanter - love the intensity here with dried plums, figs, lightly nutty notes, and some mocha/dark chocolate savouriness all coming together into a big but very well balanced whole. Leftovers are fantastic the next night with some dark chocolate.

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    October 5, 2019 - Indianapolis V; 10/4/2019-10/5/2019 (Indianapolis, IN): Wow -- this may well be one of the youngest Ports I've ever tasted, but man, is it splendid. The nose here is exuberant, with heaps of black fruit and just so much raw power. Lots of dried figs here and a lovely touch of coffee and mocha too; plenty of sweetness but this is an impeccably balanced wine. Not over the top with the heat and alcohol, this is remarkably drinkable now, though it seems very obvious that this has many, many decades to go.

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  • 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

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

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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, 084692304356, 5013521100932, 5013521111884, 5013521111891, 9013521100611

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 104 (1%)
  • In Cellars 5,837 (84%)
  • Consumed 1,022 (15%)

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