The 1994 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1997
Impenetrable black color. A classic Fonseca nose dominated by an exuberant, hedonistic fruitness, a powerful redolence of dark dense blackberry and black currant which slowly releases a heady mix of spicy herbal aromas, seductive notes of coffee and cocoa, hints of prune and wild scents of gumcistus. The thick velvety tannins give the wine a voluputous density, integrating effortlessly with the sumptuous infusion of blackberry jam, dark chocolate and liquorice which coats the palate. The tannins are also present on the finish which
brims with blackberry and black currant flavor.