"A big and powerful young Port. Grapey, peppery, chewy '95 with lots of grip. Full- to medium-bodied, medium sweet, with a long, tannic, ripe fruit aftertaste. Best after 2006. 90 pts. - WS"
"93 Pts. WA. A sweet style of aged tawny, it has rich caramel flavors that combine with sultanas and almonds to give a ripe and generous wine. It has kept plenty of fresh fruitiness while moving towards wood aging."
"92 Pts. WS. Roasted sesame seed notes pervade the languid flavors of dried apricot, cherry paste and butter cream. Intense toffee accents show on the supple finish, with hints of Bourbon vanilla. A bit of a throwback, but distinctively rich and complex."
"90 WS Pure and balanced, with candied ginger, dried apricot, citrus peel and dried apple flavors. The intense finish features mineral and spice, with notes of white chocolate. Drink now."
"92-95 WA Blackberry, Seville orange marmelade, blueberries, and dried fig - complex and quite compelling. There is a real minerality within this bouquet that, returning after 30 minutes, offers alluring ocean spray scents rolling in off the sea. The palate is medium bodied with a velvety smooth opening that belies the fine, structured tannins underneath."
"91+ Points - Antonio Galloni Deep garnet color with aromas of ripe stone fruit, tart strawberry and oak spice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with notes of sweet-tart cherry fruit, multi-layered, mineral, earthy, coated tannins, firm acid and a moderately long finish."
"Pale straw colour. Smooth and delicate nose. Medium dry with floral aromatics. Fruity palate along with almond flavors. Provides a long and crisp finish."
"95 Pts. WA. The 2007 Fonseca is maturing nicely, with a perfumed, high toned, rich bouquet of macerated black cherries, blueberry, creme de cassis and vanilla. The palate is very harmonious with plush dark cherry fruit, fresh fig, salted licorice and a supple, rounded, spicy finish that delivers wonderful purity and length."
"90Pts. Wine Spectator Fresh and grapey, with plenty of grip and power behind dark plum, chocolate and berry flavors that feature slate and pepper notes."
"Peppery aromas, with lots of crushed berries. Medium- to full-bodied, with light sweetness and a soft, round tannic structure. Not on the same level as the fabulous 2000. Best after 2010. 3,000 cases made. 90 pts. - WS"