Vintage Port is the product of a single vineyard in an exceptional year. It is bottled when it is just two years old, still very full and fruity with high levels of tannin. It matures in the bottle, reaching its peak in ten, fifteen or even longer years. But you do not have to wait that long to enjoy it. Vintage ports can be very enjoyable any time, at any occasion.
Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage 2013
$214.50(Price includes shipping)
Vivid magenta rim surrounds an opaque purple-black core. The Guimaraens 2013 displays the opulent fruit character which defines the Fonseca house style. The nose opens with a surge of powerful and intense woodland berry aroma, rich and succulent but with no hint of over-ripeness. Hints of apricot emerge as the wine opens up in the glass, followed by warmer notes of cedar, wood smoke and dark chocolate. An array of discreet floral and herbal scents contribute an additional dimension of complexity. The palate is almost overwhelmed by rich dark berry flavours and the dense, compact tannins provide impressive volume and weight. Deceptively velvety on the mid-palate, the tannins emerge with a firm, confident grip on the finish. This is a Vintage Port whose seductive, hedonistic fruitiness make it an attractive choice for early drinking but which has the background and stamina to ensure a long life in bottle.