Ripe raspberry and cherry jam aromas, with lovely aromatic dimension. Vibrant berry fruit flavours. Plump, rounded tannins giving good weight and texture. Finish with lots of flavour and length.
Each year the finest wines produced at the vintage are selected. If, after two years in wood, those from a particular harvest are judged to be above average in quality, the best may be blended together and bottled as a Fonseca or a Guimataens Vintage Port.
Fonseca Vintage Port is made only in the classic vintage years which produce wines of outstanding concentration and longevity. Guimaraens Vintage ports come the best of the intervening years and will normally mature earlier. Vintage port ages in bottle and should be stored horizontally with the label uppermost. With time, it forms a natural deposit or crust in the bottle and therefore requires decanting.