Tasted in May 2011 at the release of the 2009 vintage, and alongside the 2007 and 2003 vintages of the same, this showed beautifully, and merited an almost perfect score of 10/10. Still brooding, but so wonderfully complete and focussed, this is in the same mould as great vintages such as 1966 and 1963. A keeper. L&S (Jun 2011)
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The Fonseca 2000 retains that intense focused nose that is “stricter” when contrasted against the Croft. The fruit is slightly darker with dark cherries, pomegranate, blackberry and melted tar. The palate is medium-bodied with a vibrant, lightly peppered entry, good weight and focused tannins, not an opulent or flamboyant Fonseca compared to other vintages, rather biding its time to offer delight in another decade. Superb. Tasted May 2011. Rating: 96 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jun 2011)
Exceptionally dark crimson. Luscious prunes in Armagnac on the nose. Well integrated and very hedonistic. Super luscious but with a real structure to it. Dry liquorice finish. Very dry finish indeed actually but pretty promising for the future. 18 Drink 2024-45 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jun 2011)
Dense ruby/purple-colored, with an exotic, exuberant perfume of black fruits, flowers, incense, and licorice, this unctuously-textured, full-bodied port is one of the most concentrated of the vintage. Sweet, expansive, and succulent, this large-scaled, but remarkably well-balanced effort is surprisingly forward and accessible (by Fonseca's standards). Anticipated maturity: 2006-2025 Rating: 95-100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Aug 2007)
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