Wine Advocate - Pierre Rovani
Sporting an opaque, black-colored robe with dark
purple trim, the 2003 Fonseca Vintage Port exhibits a nose of profound
depth. Its sweet black mass of dark fruit and spice aromas leads
to a character of immense depth, richness, and weight. Full-bodied,
viscous, and almost impenetrable, this dense, backward port is powerful
and exceptionally long in the finish. Possibly the most masculine
Fonseca I’ve ever encountered, it coats the taster’s
palate with licorice, jammy black fruits, and notes of chocolate
that last for over a minute. This blockbuster will require at least
three decades to fully blossom.
Anticipated maturity: '35-'60.