Following each vintage, during January, 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.
The Fonseca 10 year old Tawny is aged in oak casks, as it ages it 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.
The Fonseca 10 year old Tawny is a chocolate tan colour with brilliant crimson highlights and a scented, ripe-fruit bouquet. On the palate the texture is smooth and silky with subtle oak nuances being balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic grip that culminate in a long, elegant and plump finish.
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