Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port (750 ml)

  • W&S: 91
  • WE: 90
  • WS: 90
  • RP: 90

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port unveils itself with a captivating amber-brown hue, a testament to a decade-long maturation process. The aroma is an intricate tapestry of dried fruits, where figs and dates intertwine with a subtle undertone of orange zest. Layers of toasted almonds and a delicate suggestion of toffee add depth and richness, creating an olfactory journey that resonates with warmth and complexity.

On the palate, this Tawny Port exhibits a harmonious blend of flavors. Caramelized toffee and hazelnuts take center stage, gracefully complemented by the nuanced sweetness of dried apricots. The velvety texture imparts a luxurious feel, and the wine's extended aging is evident in its seamless integration.

Critic Ratings

Wine & Spirits Review - Rated 91:
Fruit interprets the alcohol in this wine with the orange-citrus scent of rum cake. Then Douro schist cuts the sweetness and strengthens the fruit presence to fuller pear, hazelnut and wildflower honey notes. It ends on a long, peppery buzz, delicious and satisfying.

Wine Enthusiast Review - Rated 90:
In the full Fonseca style, this aged tawny shows both rich fruit and a more serious wood-aged character. Good acidity follows the sweet initial taste, broadening into ripe flavors of nut, plum jelly, and a final crisp acidity.

Wine Spectator Review - Rated 90:
Refined, with bright flavors of dried berry, plum compote and cherry tart that are long and lush. Very creamy on the finish, which features chocolate mousse.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 90:
The NV 10 Year Old Tawny was bottled in 2013 with a bar top cork. It comes in at 106.7 grams per liter of residual sugar. Some Ports emphasize flavor, others emphasize structure. This starts out with perfect focus, elegant but increasingly intense on the tight finish. Early on, it was all about the structure, with a haze of velvet. The flavors were a bit muted initially, but it unfolded into an elegant and graceful whole with a flavorful finish. Its bright, clean feel always remains as it fleshes out and puts on weight.

Winery Fonseca
Country Portugal
Region Duoro Valley
Year NV
Grape Varietal Port
Size 750 ML
ABV 20%
Wine Style Dessert Wine

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