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Port Wines

The House of Fonseca



40 year old

Aged Tawny Port

Fonseca 40 Year Old is a unique tawny port of great age with the characteristic olive ochre color of the very oldest ports matured in cask.

 
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Introduction

Fonseca 40 Year Old 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.

Tasting Note

Fonseca 40 Year Old is a unique tawny port of great age with the characteristic olive ochre color of the very oldest ports matured in cask. Decades of evaporation have concentrated this extraordinary wine almost to an essence.

Nose of incredible power and density, unashamedly dominated by an all-pervading aroma of fine oak wood. Here, the typical aromas of cask ageing abound: spicy smells of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and licorice, warm roasted coffee smells, and an intense nuttiness reminiscent of walnut and hazel.

An incredible, lengthy finish leaving a mouthful of lasting, mellow, spicy flavors and a persistent impression of fine seasoned oak.

Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald

December 2010

"This fortified wine comes from one of the world's greatest port houses. Made from a blend of tawny ports that are all at least 40 years old, it's loaded with spice and coffee aromas. A rare gift for your favourite port fan."