1997 Fonseca Vintage Port

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  • Product description

    Product description

    Fonseca is a young port house but already has gain the reputation of a Premium Vintage Port producer with their wines ranking amongst the best. They are now a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture in the Douro Valley.

    “Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish. While I would have preferred to have seen more weight, structure, and intensity, this is an outstanding, albeit lighter than normal Fonseca. Anticipated maturity: now-2020.”93pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, January 2000

  • About the producer

    About the producer: Fonseca

    Located in the Douro Valley the firm was founded  in 1815 by Fonsecas and Monteiros before being led by the Guimaraens family, who established Fonseca reputation as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port house. Today the Yeatmans and their descendants are in charge. Since 1970 they have invested in the vineyards, taking a leading role in its renovation and have become a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture. Fonseca’s three distinctive terroirs, Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo António, defines the character of their wines. View our selection.

     

    They are mainly famous for their Vintage Port, Guimaraens Vintage, Bin No 27 and their limited release of a Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port to commemorate 200 years of family tradition and achievement.

  • Delivery

    Delivery

    Delivery charges to a single UK mainland address* Price Delivery expected within
    Orders over £150 Free 2-5 working days
    Orders under £150 £12.95 2-5 working days
    Working day before 1pm (additional) £3.00

    * Please note post-Brexit we have suspended all export delivery services including those to Northern Ireland. Deliveries to Jersey, Channel Islands, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and some areas of Scotland may take longer and are subject to a surcharge. Excludes items purchased in bond and en primeur where delivery will be charged at cost. View in bond and en primeur T&Cs.

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    Should you have any questions please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 6011, or email orders@davy.co.uk

  • Returns

    Returns

    SALE OR RETURN is available by prior arrangement only and for orders of 96 bottles or more. All returns are at the customer’s expense. Returns must be made within 28 days of original delivery and goods must be in a resalable condition. We reserve the right to only refund up to 25% of the original order. For further details please contact customer services 020 8858 6011.

    CANCELLATIONS can be made within seven working days from receipt of delivery, provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition. To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011 or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

    TASTING CANCELLATIONS – full refunds can only be made where at least 7 days’ notice is given prior to the event date. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets. In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

    view full details

Product description

Fonseca is a young port house but already has gain the reputation of a Premium Vintage Port producer with their wines ranking amongst the best. They are now a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture in the Douro Valley.

“Somewhat of a lightweight for Fonseca, but undeniably charming, this dark ruby/purple-colored wine offers a floral, exotic, flamboyant bouquet, a sweet, fleshy style, but not a great deal of weight or massiveness. Heady alcohol, sweet tannin, and a velvety texture make for a gorgeous finish. While I would have preferred to have seen more weight, structure, and intensity, this is an outstanding, albeit lighter than normal Fonseca. Anticipated maturity: now-2020.”93pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, January 2000

About the producer: Fonseca

Located in the Douro Valley the firm was founded  in 1815 by Fonsecas and Monteiros before being led by the Guimaraens family, who established Fonseca reputation as a ‘first growth’ Vintage Port house. Today the Yeatmans and their descendants are in charge. Since 1970 they have invested in the vineyards, taking a leading role in its renovation and have become a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture. Fonseca’s three distinctive terroirs, Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo António, defines the character of their wines. View our selection.

 

They are mainly famous for their Vintage Port, Guimaraens Vintage, Bin No 27 and their limited release of a Bicentenary Edition Crusted Port to commemorate 200 years of family tradition and achievement.

Delivery

Delivery charges to a single UK mainland address* Price Delivery expected within
Orders over £150 Free 2-5 working days
Orders under £150 £12.95 2-5 working days
Working day before 1pm (additional) £3.00

* Please note post-Brexit we have suspended all export delivery services including those to Northern Ireland. Deliveries to Jersey, Channel Islands, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and some areas of Scotland may take longer and are subject to a surcharge. Excludes items purchased in bond and en primeur where delivery will be charged at cost. View in bond and en primeur T&Cs.

view full details

Should you have any questions please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 6011, or email orders@davy.co.uk

Returns

SALE OR RETURN is available by prior arrangement only and for orders of 96 bottles or more. All returns are at the customer’s expense. Returns must be made within 28 days of original delivery and goods must be in a resalable condition. We reserve the right to only refund up to 25% of the original order. For further details please contact customer services 020 8858 6011.

CANCELLATIONS can be made within seven working days from receipt of delivery, provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition. To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011 or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

TASTING CANCELLATIONS – full refunds can only be made where at least 7 days’ notice is given prior to the event date. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets. In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

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