1992 Fonseca Vintage Port
JAMES SUCKLING WINE SPECTATOR JUNE 1995
"The best Fonseca since the perfect 1977. Intense cassis, violet and plum aromas. Full-bodied, medium sweet and bursting at the seams with fruit and tannins. A wine of great mass and concentration. Try in 2005."
ROBERT PARKER 97 POINTS
"Fonseca's 1992 is a majestic young Port that rivals the house's great efforts (1985, 1977, 1970, 1963). This colossal Vintage Port reveals a nearly opaque black/purple colour, and an explosive nose of jammy black fruits, liquorice, chocolate and spices. Extremely full bodied and unctuously textured, this multilayered, enormously endowed Port reveals a finish that lasts for over a minute. It is a magnificent Port that will age well for 30-40 years."
The backbone of Fonseca vintage ports are the wines drawn primarily
from Fonseca’s three quintas, all located in the Cima Corgo: Quinta de
Santo António, Quinta do Cruzeiro, and Quinta do Panascal. The finest
grapes from these quintas produce its classic vintage ports. The grapes
are still trodden by foot in the stone ‘lagares’ of Cruzeiro and Panascal.
Fonseca vintage ports are renowned for their voluptuous rich fruit,
mouthfilling density, tannic structure and ‘grip’. They are wines of breed,
balance and great complexity.