2000 Fonseca

Fonseca, Douro, Portugal

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Bottle 75cl

Single bottle£77.18

Bottle 75cl

Case of 12 £942.86

Tasting Notes

Raisins, spice and dark chocolate aromas abound.Youthful, fruity flavours up front, with subtle underlyingnotes of raisins and chocolate. Good acidity and gentle tannin to balance.

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Blind tasting note: already some development at the rim of this straightforward deep crimson wine. Low-key, fresh nose of hedgerows and flowers and liquorice. Simple sweetness hits the palate first and then some rather grainy tannins but the palate weight is a little light. Earlier tasting note: very exciting concentration of intensely ripe but still quite hidden fruit. More austere than the Fonseca stereotype. Singed, almost bonfire-like nose with a little bit of treacle toffee. Dry finish. Drink 2015-2030.
18 Points, Jancis Robinson MW


Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and a long finish. Beauty. Very harmonious for Fonseca. Best after 2011. 12,500 cases made.
94 Points, Wine Spectator


The 2000 Fonseca continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes, perhaps as Adrian Bridge remarked, just...
beginning to close after ten years in bottle. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity. The harmony and symmetry is alluring, the finish precise and demonstrating the persistency to suggest a long future ahead. Drink 2020-2060.
96 Points, Neal Martin
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Douro, Portugal

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