ITEM 10252

1963 Fonseca Vintage Port (cracked capsules, show slight signs of seepage)

$349.98

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Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1963

Country/State

portugal

Wine Region

port

Variety

port blends

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

This example was bottled in Porto and remained in the house's bin until this tasting. The 1963 Vintage Port has a dark russet color. The nose is beautifully defined, perhaps this particular bottle less exuberant than other that I have encountered. It offers walnut, small cherries, juniper berries and a touch of spirit that expands in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with wonderful balance and fine tannins. It has tremendous weight matched by nigh perfect acidity. It is very harmonious, almost honeyed towards the finish with hazelnut and cloves infusing the decayed fruit and hints of menthol on the spicy aftertaste. This is a sublime Fonseca that will last another two or three decades with ease. Drink now-2030+.

Review Date: February 2013