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Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1999 Port

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This rich, velvety Single Quinta Vintage Ports made entirely from the produce of Quinta do Panascal. These are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir. Like Guimaraens Vintage Ports, they are made in years producing softer more approachable wines which do not need to be cellared for a long time before being enjoyed. Located on the steep right bank of the Távora River, Panascal is one of the most highly reputed vineyards in the Douro Valley.

In the words of a local saying, ‘From Roncão and Panascal come the finest wines of Portugal’. Since its acquisition by the company in 1978 the estate has been the object of major investment intended, not only to bring new life to the vineyard, but to ensure that the estate produces outstanding wines which today form the backbone of the Fonseca Vintage Port blend. The wines of Quinta do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture

Tasting Notes

Deep purple/black colour. Pungent jammy fruit on the nose - compote of cherry and black plum. Again wonderfully plump, luscious jammy fruit coming through on the mouth. Fleshy, rich, rounded. A hint of liquorice. Smooth tannins and good volume and balance. Nice length with a succulent, lingering finish.

How to Serve

Drink with walnuts, blue veined and other richly flavoured cheeses. So too are dried fruits such as apricots or figs.

Accolades

“It has an attractive backbone of fine tannins with liquorice and dried spice to its leanish plum fruit.” Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, February 2015

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

Yes