1994 Fonseca Vintage Porto

Year: 1994
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 100
Wine Advocate: 97
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.5%
Price :
$159.95

FROM THE OWNERS PERSONAL INVENTORY, BOUGHT IN PREMIER, PRIMARY SOURCE, STORED PERFECTLY NEVER HAS SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY!!...JUST PRISTINE!!

1997 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #1

"Hold on to your hat. This is the best Fonseca since 1977, and it's probably even better than that classic vintage--more like the breathtaking 1948. Mind-blowing, with masses of color, aroma and fruit flavor. Smells like fermenting berries, boasting loads of crushed grape, violet and berry character. Big, full-bodied and very sweet, with tons of tannins and a sweet finish. Tannic and huge, it's a long-term, great Port. Best after 2012. 8,000 cases made. –JS " (WS)

"One of the most spectacular 1994s, this opaque purple-colored wine is an exotic, flamboyant, ostentatious port. Extremely fragrant and pungent, with a flashy display of jammy cassis, pepper, licorice, and truffles, this port is an attention-grabber. Awesomely rich, and full-bodied, with superb length, richness, and overall balance, it possesses a huge mid-palate, layers of flavor, an unctuous texture, and a blockbuster finish. Everything is in place, with the brandy and tannin well-integrated, even concealed by the masses of fruit and glycerin. This wine will drink fabulously well at age ten, but keep for up to thirty years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2035." (WA)