Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights.
- 10 year old
- 20 year old
- 40 year old
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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 ageing potential.
As tawny ports age, they 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.
Fonseca 20 Year Old Tawny is deep amber in color with russet highlights. Its superb bouquet is a complex marriage of ripe, plummy, mature fruit, warm spicy overtones of cinnamon and butterscotch and subtle oak nuances.
Wine Spectator Insider
May 2012 – 94 Points
Intense, powerful and complex, this features heady aromas and flavors of toffee, marzipan, butterscotch and chocolate. Notes of mocha and French roast chime in as well, with a long, glorious finish of dried white fruits and spice.
Ultimate Wine Challenge 2011
Finalist 92 points, Excellent
Medium garnet colour. Nose is spirity and opulent. Palate carries a rancio-like character that features berries, wood and nutty aspects. All around winner which is at its peak of development.
Port and the Douro
"Fonseca reigns supreme with its fine ten and twenty year old Tawnies."