Impressions of raisins and walnuts are married to silky, dried red berry and currant flavors and aromas in this lush, finely structured wine, which shows a velvety, mellow texture supported by fresh, clean acidic notes.
Wine Spectator 90 points - The 10-Year Old Tawny has a mellow nose with smoked walnut, singed leather and fireside hearth ? warm and autumnal. The palate has extrovert opening with notes of cloves and Xmas cake. I find this to be a little austere for a tawny port: reserved and conservative, but with fine delineation towards the saline finish. This is a commendable Tawny, although juxtaposed against the 20-Year Old simply reveals what this is missing.
Steve Tanzer 87 points - Aromas of orange zest and dried cranberries. Sweet caramel flavors on the palate. Intense and rich with warm spice character. Pair with salted nuts.
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. Drink now.—K.M.
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 aging potential. Over time these become their Tawny Ports. "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." - Wine Spectator
|Excellent with dried fruit, pecans and walnuts. Made to be enjoyed immediately.
|Founded in 1815, Fonseca is distinguished by its remarkable consistency of winemaking by successive generations of a single family, and is consistently one of the world’s top vintage Porto producers.