Vintage Port 1966 Fonseca
€ 337,59 (in. BTW)
Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age.
Tasted blind. Mid tawny. Some leafy and spirity notes then demerara sugar, Christmas cake and a dried-blackberry note. Rich, fully sweet and figgy, with a dark-chocolate finish. The alcohol pushes through that a bit, though. Power style over elegance. Dow again?? (TJ)