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40 Years of Fonseca Port

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Perfect 40th Birthday or Anniversary gift.

2x37.5cl Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny Port.

During the January following each vintage, Fonseca sets aside a reserve of very concentrated, powerful vintage quality red ports, selected primarily from the firm’s own Quintas and judged according to their ageing potential. These are placed in cask and cellared. Tawny ports of age are blended across several vintages to maintain quality and continuity of style, and thus show an “apparent”, or average, age on the label rather than a vintage date.

As tawny ports age, they grow lighter in colour, as they throw their deposit in the cask rather than in the bottle. Moreover, Fonseca cellars its aged tawnies in the Douro rather than in Vila Nova de Gaia; the considerable difference in heat and humidity between these two areas lends Fonseca’s tawny ports of age a very distinctive “baked” richness reminiscent of butterscotch.

Tasting Notes

Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny: Deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.

How to Serve

An excellent accompaniment to many deserts combining well with flavours of figs, almonds and caramel. 

Accolades

"This gorgeous Port is at that perfect stage where there are still freshness and hints of orange and dried fruit, while the wood aging is concentrating the wine into its essence. It is rich, full, yet at the same time has a great tang of spirit and acidity. Wine Enthusiast Magazine 

"Fonseca reigns supreme with its fine ten and twenty year old Tawnies." Richard Mayson

Categories

Port, Tawny Port

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork Stopper

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

Yes