Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 269,594 strong:

Register Today!

Want to Taste 7 Unusually Great Wine & Food Pairings?

310,221Wine Reviews
269,594Members
30Seconds to join

Fonseca Porto White Port Wine Review

Fonseca Porto White Port

Fonseca Porto White Port

Douro, Portugal

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 7

  Add My Review


Price: $16.95

Drink: 2016-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 20%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine


Winery: Fonseca Porto

Agent: FWM Wine, Beer & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 89/100

I was surprised at this port mostly because I haven't tried many of the white variety. (I love tawny!) Makes a lovely after-dinner drink to sip on its own or with biscotti or fruit-based desserts.

White Port food pairings: aperitif, over ice with tonic and mint, almonds.

Divine Dessert Wine

This Fonseca Porto White Port was reviewed on December 7, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
DUPONT & DUFFERIN (GALLERIA)47 Add
BLOOR & ROYAL YORK (KINGSWAY)46 Add
ST CLAIR & KEELE (THE STOCKYARDS)42 Add
APPLEBY LINE & NEW STREET42 Add
BLAIR & OGILVIE38 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Intriguing flavours of dried fruit, marzipan, herbal nuances and crushed nuts on this delicious White Port. Will try it again, chilled, with foie gras next time.
Tasted Nov. 2018
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pretty coppery colour, lovely dried apricot, marzipan, peach and melon with a touch of candied peel on the nose and palate. Zippy acidity accentuates and plays up the sweet flavours. Just the thing with a handful of marcona almonds.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lighter than a tawny port but still just as delicious. Aromas of almond, brioche and some minerality. Nice balance of sweetness and acidity. This would be a great wine to sip with some almond cookies or dried biscotti. Tasted Oct. 2/2016
Andrea Shapiro - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A pretty pale amber coloured port with gorgeous aromas and flavours to match of sultana raisins, toffee covered almonds and creme brulee. So yummy! This is a lovely sweet treat supper with company or as an after dinner indulgence. Pair with mixed nuts and chocolate mousse. 88 points - tasted November 2018
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lovely! Aromas of almond, dried apricots, and toffee. Rich on the palate, with a nice balance of fruit and sweet caramel notes. Enjoy with creme brule, or almond based desserts.
PORTONIC RECIPE:
Ingredients
2 ounces white port
Dash of lime juice
Ice
2 ounces tonic water
1 slice of bitter melon or cucumber, plus 2 slices of seedless green grapes, skewered on a toothpick

Directions
Combine the port and lime juice in a wineglass with ice. Add the tonic. Garnish with the bitter melon or cucumber and grapes.

Tasting Notes:
Well balanced fragrant nose combining aromas of mellow fruit and delicate hints of honey and fine oak. Round and velvety on the palate with a long soft finish full of delicious ripe fruity flavours.

If you liked the Fonseca Porto White Port, you might also like these wines:

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Lariana Cellars Red Wine
Carmenere 2015,
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 269,594 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award