Fonseca Siroco Dry White Porto NV / 750 ml.

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SP8686 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2017
Plump and just a touch heady in feel, with sweet peach and yellow apple fruit backed by a hint of golden raisin. The warm buttered brioche finish is ever so slightly coarse in feel. Drink now. 1,400 cases made, 400 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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Primary Grape: Malvasia Fina | All Grapes: Malvasia Fina, Malvasia Rei

Portugal | Douro

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Kevin McFadden - Premium Wine & Spirits October 12, 2010

"Refreshing and unique, featuring a nose of almond, sea salt, white chocolate and vanilla. A wonderfully briny minerality echoes through the finish."

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SP86 86 pts. / Wine Spectator (Jun 30, 2017)

Plump and just a touch heady in feel, with sweet peach and yellow apple fruit backed by a hint of golden raisin. The warm buttered brioche finish is ever so slightly coarse in feel. Drink now. 1,400 cases made, 400 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

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Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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SKU 18205
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Fonseca Siroco Dry White Porto
Country Portugal
Product Location - Location-Appellation Douro
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 20%
Brand Fonseca
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style White Port
Vintage NV
Bin Location 0
Can it be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick Yes
Wine Type none
Grape(s) Malvasia Fina, Malvasia Rei
Primary Grape Malvasia Fina
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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SP9797 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2019
Dark and dense, with fig bread, baker’s chocolate and tar notes leading off before the core flavors of plum, black currant and blackberry paste finally start to emerge. The wild, spirited finish shows cast iron, licorice snap and roasted alder elements, delivering a decidedly chewy feel. A big, old-school, throwback Port that will age at a glacial pace. Best from 2035 through 2060. 1,000 cases imported.
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SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2023
Fresh and bright in feel, with a nice mix of kirsch and plum notes, lined with a red licorice hint and backed by red teak and hazelnut husk accents. Drink now. 2,400 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2018
Shows a slightly darker and richer profile than most of its peers, with fig, plum cake, dark licorice and toasted black sesame notes rolling through. Slightly gutsy, offering a brambly edged finish. A muscular tawny. Drink now. 3,000 cases made, 2,400 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2012
Refined, with bright flavors of dried berry, plum compote and cherry tart that are long and lush. Very creamy on the finish, which features chocolate mousse. Drink now. 6,000 cases imported.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/1/2012
In the full Fonseca style, this aged tawny shows both rich fruit and a more serious wood-aged character. Good acidity follows the sweet initial taste, broadening into ripe flavors of nut, plum jelly, and a final crisp acidity.

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Voluptuous, warm and black, this wine follows a simple line even as it grows increasingly dynamic with air. The fruit is smooth and grapey, starting from a dark, stony scent of broken schist and then pouring out full and lithe. Smoky tannins, melding with the alcohol into a licorice ripeness, seem to brighten the finish, adding to the lift of the fruit. The natural simplicity of the balance should allow this to develop for decades.

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Lots of ripe fruit here with raisins and wet earth that turn to violets and hot stones. Full-bodied, tannic and powerful with fantastic grip and intensity. Grabs you. Impressive. Drink in 2025.
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Bin 27 remains one of the most reliably delicious Ruby reserves, presenting the plump Fonseca style in a wine that’s remarkably easy to drink. Its scent of purple plums emanates from a luscious texture, the wine’s freshness firmed up by schist tannins. Enjoy a glass with crusty peasant bread and meltingly ripe Queijo Serra da Estrela.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2012
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Very expressive, with generous plum, blueberry and açaí berry flavors bursting forth. Shows a polished structure, with a nice jolt of black licorice on the finish. Tasty. Drink now. 23,000 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - April 1, 1999
David Guimaraens, who makes the wines for both Taylor and Fonseca, blends Bin 27 to share the deep richness and fruitiness of a big, round Fonseca Vintage. With all its elements beautifully integrated, the wine comes across as fresh plum and figgy fruit, round and lovely tight in the middle as Fonseca Portos are blended to be. This generous wine consistently shows at the top of the proprietary ruby class.
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WE8888 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 4/1/2018
This familiar brand exhibits the lush Fonseca style. Tannins are encased in generous red fruits, giving a wine that is smooth with just a touch of structure. This perfumed wine is ready to drink.

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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jul 31, 2012
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The voluptuous 2009 vintage seems to play right into Fonseca’s house style, creating a cool, concentrated wine. There’s a schisty grip of tannins and a fine cut of acidity to balance chewy blueberry jam flavors. Darker notes of roasted black cherries and brighter strawberry layer detail into the finish. A delicious young Porto, this will probably be at its peak 20 years from the vintage.

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