The 1970 Fonseca is a Port tour de force! Generally the 1970 Vintage Ports are, rather like 1970 Bordeaux, classic, slightly underrated and gorgeous. Classically defined wines that will age wonderfully, they are something of an 'insider's vintage'. The Fonseca 1970 is full-on, ripples with black berries and has touches of cassis and prunes and offers a long, complex finish. It's drinking wonderfully now and has a long, glorious future ahead. These bottles were shipped and bottled by Whitwhams.
Michael Broadbent *****