Fonseca - NV
This port has been wood-matured for an average of five years in the traditional 550 litre ‘pipes’. Great depth of rich black fruit with liquorice and spice too. Port may not be the height of fashion these days but the upside is that you get a LOT of wine for your money! Live like a King and enjoy a glass with a chunk of organic cheese and nuts. This was the first Port to be fully certified organic.
93 Points Decanter Magazine, ‘One of very few organic Ports. Exuberant dark cherry and ripe cassis – big, bold and upfront fruit. Firm, ripe peppery tannins and a long finish. Reserve Ports do not get better than this.’ Decanter Magazine, December 2014
92 Points Neal Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, ‘The Terra Prima Organic Port is just terrific. The nose is so fresh and well defined with blackcurrant fruit infused with faint touches of mandarin, dark cherries, fresh dates and liquorice. The palate is nicely balanced with slightly tarry black fruit. It offers lifted acidity and a spirituous nature without any loss in tension and there is a pleasant kick of volatility towards the refined, harmonious finish. I appreciate the edginess and tension on this wine, a sense of elegance that I usually associate more with Taylors than with a Fonseca. This comes highly recommended. Drink 2013-2020‘
Oz Clarke’s TOP 250 Wines 2011
‘Organic port is a rare bird, and Fonseca Terra Prima is said to be the first fully certified one ever made. Launched as recently as 2006, it’s a “reserve” port from a blend of vintages made with spirit specially distilled from organically-grown grapes. It has a delicious red-fruit intensity with sweet black-cherry highlights. Dark, rich and plump, there is a chocolate savour at the centre and a herbaceous freshness to its vivid fruit.’ Wine of the Week, Ned Halley, Western Daily Press (Sept 2014)