Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2015 750ml
The viticultural year will be remembered as unusually dry and the Fonseca properties in the Pinho area recorded rainfall about a third lessthan the ten year average. The rain held off until early spring and this was beneficial in producing a crop with no sign of disease althoughyields were relatively low.
Opaque purple-black at the centre with a very thin, purple edge.
A classic Fonseca nose redolent of heady, woodland fruit, powerful but alsovery fine and complex. The dense blackberry and blackcurrant aromas form the backdrop for a display of fresh, minty, balsamic scents andresiny notes of gumcistus and wild herbs
The thick, tightly-woven tannins provide both firmness and volume to the palate which is built around a core of dense, dark berryfruit. Plummy, raspberry flavours emerge on the long, luscious finish, giving it an attractive crispness and lift.