Fonseca 1983 Vintage Port 1996 75cl 20.5% (image 1)
Fonseca 1983 Vintage Port 1996 75cl 20.5% (image 1)

Fonseca 1983 Vintage Port 1996 75cl 20.5%

By FONSECA PORT

1983 vintage ports are now considered great classic Ports; concentrated, lovely and rich. In youth the wines were powerful yet austere, lacking the showy richness of the 1985 vintages. However, in bottle they have developed marvellously, with the best examples being complex and harmonious. This Fonseca is an excellent example of the 1983 vintage.

Product Code: 19835

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More about Fonseca 1983 Vintage Port ...
An outstanding Port rating 92/100 from an outstanding vintage. Robert Parker writes of this port... "Fonseca is one of the great port lodges, producing the most exotic and most complex port. If Fonseca lacks the sheer weight and power of a Taylor, Dow or Warre, or the opulent sweetness and intensity of a Graham, it excels in its magnificently complex, intense bouquet of plummy, cedary, spicy fruit and long, broad, expansive flavors. With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage ports. When it is young, it often loses out in blind tastings to the heavier, weightier, more tannic wines, but I always find myself upgrading my opinion of Fonseca after it has had 7-10 years of age. The 1983 is magnificently scented, full-bodied, creamy, rather forward, but showing great length and character.
  
Product Origin; Oporto, Portugal
Packaging; Bottle
Vintage; 1983; Bottled 1985
Care Details; Store away from Heat and light sources
Grapes Guide; Blend of classic Port grapes including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz
Closure; Cork
Decant; If you have a decanter, use it. If you do not, then try ‘double decanting', which achieves the same effect: pour the port in to a suitable neutral receptacle, such as a jug. Take especial care towards the end of the bottle- use natural light or a candle to see when the sediment starts to be poured. Without undue wastage, stop pouring at this point. Rinse then drain the original bottle, then pour the decanted port back in to serve. The process also opens up the full depth of tastes and aromas to be enjoyed.
Tasting Notes; Attractive blood red colour. Good depth. Intense bouquet. Strong aromas of chocolate prune, fig. Nice depth. Concentrated, rich and complex. Almost creamy. Flavours of prune and fig.
Best with; Lovely on its own or enjoy with fruit desserts, Cheese and especially good with Christmas Pudding
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Vintage Notes: The winter of 1982/83 was marked by extreme cold weather in February, when snow fell in Pinhão for the first time in 20 years. Winter rainfall was once again low. However, heavy rain in the spring, particularly during May, resulted in a poor bud set. July was hot and dry, but a wet month of August produced an exceptionally backward crop and the forecasts were pessimistic. However, a late summer materialised in September and the average daily temperature was almost five degrees centigrade higher than the average over the previous ten years. The fruit ripened quickly and maturation was practically complete by the end of September. Picking started on the 3rd October and conditions were ideal for the rest of the vintage.

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