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30 Years of Fonseca Port

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Perfect 30th Birthday or Anniversary gift.

1x37.5cl Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port and 1x37.5cl 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 10 Year Tawny: Russet color with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic ‘grip’ that culminate in a long, elegant finish.

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

Fonseca 20 Year Old tawny Port makes a delicious dessert wine, and combines particularly well with flavours of almonds, berry fruit or dark chocolate.

Accolades

Fonseca 10 Year Tawny: “In the rich and smooth style of Fonseca Ports, this is youthful, fruity aged tawny. It brings out fruit, sweet toffee flavors and a rounded texture.The aftertaste is broad, ripe and generous.” Roger Voss, The Wine Enthusiast, April 2015

Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny:"Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice." 94 points, The Wine Spectator, May 2015

"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