Port Fonseca Vintage 2017 A narrow magenta rim around a purple black core. The nose opens with an explosion of dense, juicy berries mixed with aromas of fresh, vibrant red berries. A shale minerality keeps this lush fruity in evidence. At this stage, the nose is still reserved and slightly aromatic, revealing leafy balsamic fragrances and notes of sawn cedar wood. The first impression on the palate and nose is of very concentrated dense fruits, which meanwhile explode on the palate and persist in the long finish. The texture is enveloping and velvety, but the tense and robust tannins and clear, continuous acidity provide firmness and structure. The complex and layered fruit typical of Fonseca dominates this massive and powerful wine.