Fonseca Quinta do Panascal 1996 Vintage Port is a youthful and very attractive wine.
It is a rich, velvety wine with chocolate and prune aromas.
It is a wine to be immediately savoured but you can also book a few bottles for later.
Bottled in 1998
Aged for 24 months in oak casks and then in bottles for several years.
Quinta do Panascal has one of Douro Valleys most reputable vineyards and produces wines that are Fonseca Vintage Port hallmarks.
This Port has delicate marmalade, date and raisins aromas and some attractive resin and spices nuances.
Its savour shows some interesting flavours of bottle ageing as licorice, prune and leather.
Soft and silky on the palate, this is a subtle and elegant wine.
The wine-growing season started with a very wet winter.
January and February were colder than normal, resulting in a delayed sprouting.
Cool, damp conditions continued until just before flowering on 25 May.
Flowering took place in warm weather which, combined with the large number of inflorescences at the time of sprouting, resulted in higher yields potential since 1900.
There was a considerable amount of rain in September that led many other producers to begin harvesting.
However, strong winds and warm weather that followed, between 27 and 30 September, dried the grapes bunches and allowed the grapes to mature fully.
This ended up reflecting in a strong improvement of all Port Wines produced from September 29 onwards.
Fonseca Vintage 2009 Port
Reserve, right now, a Fonseca Vintage Port wine that will be more appreciated if consumed from 2019 to 2039.
Do not miss this opportunity to savour a great wine in a few years, celebrating the great moments of your, and of your familys and friends, life.
Dow’s Quinta Sra. Da Ribeira Vintage 2012 is a wine with violet aromas that come from Touriga Franca vineyards, having reached the perfect ripeness in the year of its production. In this wine is still possible to find complex and seductive aromas of blackberry and currant, making it a fragrant and fruity wine. All these flavours and aromas in a 4,5Lt (6 bottles) Edition that you won't want want to miss.