Had this a year+ ago, tried a new batch, noticed label color changed. A big fan of Tawny Ports, especially the 20 year blends are a Fav. Fonseca Port was founded in 1822 and successive generations of the Guimaraens family have upheld the Company’s reputation. Medium amber color with aromas of honey and pronounced nutty notes. On the palate ripe dried fruits with sweet cinnamon spice and oak emerge from the glass. Soft tannins long smooth finish ending with a sweet nutty character. Very nice. — 20 days ago
great for the price — 13 days ago
Wow, this is a big pinot with a marvellous tannin.
Bright and quiet vibrant.
There's leather, cinnamon, forest floor, musk.
White pepper, very floral, a blueberry with raspberries around. The green balsamic side is a delicate Thai mint rather than a straightforward eucalyptus. Tobacco leaves and more notes given by the very present oak component.
I trust this wine will find a better harmony on the sweet side in a while, perhaps when the tannin will soften.
However this is very different vest from the 19s and the 17s., more complex already and even though I believe this wine will age gracefully for a bit I find it already on a secondary stage compared to the formers. I am very fascinated, it reminded of a Vosne from Dom. Laurent.
Long after taste, excellent! — 2 days ago
As per previous notes. This is really stalky even though its 60% whole bunch. Just medium weight but ultra savoury and resinous - hard to pick a fruit descriptor. Barb and I liked this wine very much but lovers of big Barossa Reds would differ I think. To be honest in a blind tasting it would be difficult to pick this as an Aussie Shiraz. — 7 days ago
Fresh raisin aromas, big body but not syrupy sweet/sticky, toffee and raisins, perfect dessert. Explore Portugal Class! — 8 days ago
Thin legs. Cherry and caramel nose
Nice depth but a little too tannic and bitter on the finish. — 20 days ago