The Brilliant 2011 Vintage Port from Fonseca

 
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"The vintage Ports of Fonseca are perhaps the most consistently great of them all. Not only do they have a striking fleshiness and powerful richness when young, but they retain that youthfulness for decades."
- James Suckling

Fonseca is regarded as one of the top producers of Vintage Port. 2011 is considered an exceptional vintage. Together they combine to make a port all aficionados should have in their cellar.
The first Fonseca vintage Port was the legendary 1840 and the quality continues to this day.
We are pleased to offer the 2011 in multiple formats. Of course, there is no rush to drink these Ports. They will happily cellar for several decades.
  
Fonseca Vintage Port 2011
750ml $145.00
1500ml Magnum $299.00
6 litre Imperial $1450.00

Fonseca 2011 Label Wine Advocate, Neal Martin: The Fonseca 2011 is typically more forthcoming on the nose compared to the bashful Croft: a strident bouquet with lifted scents of freshly picked blackberries, kirsch, crushed stone and a dash of Hoi Sin and oyster sauce. It is very well-defined, very focused and direct. The palate is silky smooth with not a rough edge in sight, though not a typically voluptuous Fonseca because of the keen thread of acidity and the structure that lends this mighty Port wonderful backbone. A slight viscosity on the finish lacquers the tongue and indicates a core of sweet fruit is ticking away underneath that will surely explode several years after bottling. A tincture of salted licorice on the aftertaste is very attractive. This will turn out to become an outstanding Fonseca, the growing season taming its exuberance with spectacular results. So much potential, but just 6,000 cases were produced
. 97-99 Points

Roy Hersh, For the Love of Port: 
I loved this Port from the very first time I tried it in San Francisco, even before two more bottles which were evaluated blind, June and July 2013 in Porto. The sweet essence of this Port emerged from the glass and while it can be a bit austere aromatically, the long decant time of this bottle allowed its verocity to attack. Fragrant notes included plum, an herbal-minty edge, exotic black tea and hints of youthful spirit. Black and earthy fruit flavors of fig and currant with a touch of black licorice melded beautifully along with early signs of complexity developing in the mid-palate. Loaded with grip and extraordinary persistence late in the game. This will drink well mid-century and beyond, although it'll be hard to keep hands off of this one early on. Another in a long line of fantastic Fonseca Vintage Ports. 96+ Points
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Darren

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