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2000 Fonseca

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

...continues to exude finesse and focus on the nose, with pure blackberry, juniper berries, licorice and a touch of sloes. The palate is underpinned by very fine tannins, a sensual, svelte texture with wonderful acidity.

95Stephen Tanzer

Exotic aromas of black fruit liqueur, road tar, smoked meat and hot stones...Hugely rich and dense, with compelling sweetness and pliancy but also sound framing acidity...

94Wine Spectator

Fabulous nose of crushed raspberries, blackberries and licorice. Full-bodied and velvety, with superclean fruit and long finish.

17Jancis Robinson

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.

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