Fonseca 20 Year Old

Tawny Port(75CL / 20% ABV)


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Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is a testament to the art of aging and the refinement of a fine Tawny Port. It presents itself in a deep amber hue with russet highlights, signifying its long and patient maturation process. This Tawny is a true masterpiece, with a bouquet that offers a captivating and complex array of aromas.

The nose of this remarkable Tawny Port is a harmonious marriage of flavours that have evolved and matured over two decades. Ripe, plummy notes take centre stage, reflecting the essence of matured fruit at its peak. Warm and inviting, the aroma is graced with spicy overtones, reminiscent of cinnamon and butterscotch, which impart a comforting and luxurious quality to the wine.

This rich and inviting bouquet is further enhanced by subtle oak nuances, a testament to the influence of the wooden casks in which it matured. These casks have contributed to the wine's development, imbuing it with layers of complexity and depth.

As is customary with Tawny Ports, this Fonseca 20-year-old undergoes a remarkable transformation during its extended ageing period. Gradually, it sheds the deep red 'ruby' colour of its youth, taking on the alluring and seductive amber hue known as 'tawny.' This transformation is symbolic of the wine's evolving character, as it becomes progressively smoother and mellower with each passing year.

The aromas within the wine also follow suit, gaining in richness and complexity as it matures. In the case of this 20-year-old Tawny, the fruit has mellowed even further, offering a symphony of flavours that have reached the pinnacle of refinement.

In every sense, Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is a remarkable expression of the art of winemaking and ageing. It represents the culmination of patience, skill, and time, resulting in a wine of unparalleled elegance and sophistication.

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