Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny Port is a mature wine, but one that has kept its ripeness and richness. The concentration is so intense that one glass is almost enough (except it tastes so good). There are walnuts, jelly of marmalade, and a delicious clean aftertaste.
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Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny Port are aged in Fonseca cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Aged Tawny Port wines grow lighter in colour, as they throw their deposit in the cask rather than in the bottle. The process of racking contributes to the oxidation process whereby the wine's fruit qualities gradually diminish and its nutty characteristics are acquired. The wines drawn from this extensive reserve of aged ports are then carefully blended for balance and continuity of style. Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny Port is an extremely rare and old tawny blend, made in very small quantities. Carefully selected red ports from Fonseca's own properties and some of the finest vineyards in the Upper Douro are matured in oak casks in Fonseca's cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. The cool and damp costal climate aids the slow and gentle ageing process that is so important to producing the aromas, incredible complexities and finesse that this wonderful wines possess.
Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny Port is a superb wine, elegance and acidity combined magistrally perfect. It has all the right mature flavours, ripe fruit, intense marmalade and concentration.
Store and Serve Advice:
Serving temperature at 15ºC-16ºC