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The House of Fonseca



10 year old

Aged Tawny Port

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny is russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet.

 
  • 10 year old
  • 20 year old
  • Tawny
 
 

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Introduction

As it matures in cask, Tawny Port gradually loses the deep red 'ruby' colour of youth and takes on the seductive amber hue known as 'tawny'. At the same time the wine becomes progressively smoother and mellower, its aromas gaining in richness and complexity.

Ten years of wood ageing has given this wine its characteristic tawny colour and its elegant and complex nose full of rich 'fruit cake' flavours, delicate nuttiness and hints of spice and fine oak.

Tasting Note

Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny is russet in colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a fragrant, ripe-fruit bouquet. Its smooth, silky texture and subtle oak nuances are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic "grip" that culminate in a long, elegant, plumy finish.

Richard Mayson

Port and the Douro

Wine Access Magazine

November 17, 2011 - 92/100

"Fonseca reigns supreme with its fine ten and twenty year old Tawnies."