Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port

Port from Portugal

$19.99
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Item No. 1515
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 20.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Fonseca Bin No. 27 was created over a century ago for family consumption, and only released commercially in 1972. It is produced primarily from wines from Fonseca's own quintas in the Cima Corgo and thus shows an exceptional quality and consistency from year to year. Blended from reserve wines selected for their intense fruit character and depth of color, Fonseca Bin No. 27 spends four years in large wood vats prior to bottling. Although it may improve slightly with bottle age, Bin No. 27 is ready to consume when bottled. It does not require decanting, as a cold precipitation prior to bottling prevents any "crust" from forming. Its well-knit structure, rich, velvety full body and luscious blackcurrant and cherry flavors, also evident in the nose, carry into an intense, lingering finish. Bin No. 27 should be served at room temperature either alone or with simple, classic last courses and desserts. It is best consumed within two weeks after uncorking.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and grapey, with plenty of grip and power behind dark plum, chocolate and berry flavors that feature slate and pepper notes. "
90 Points

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(7/15/2014)
I thought this was a very good dessert wine. Sweet, smooth and delicious for a very fair price.
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(12/10/2013)
Tastes like chocolate and berries, one of my favorite reserve rubies.
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Rating:
(1/3/2011)
This is a rich, velvety port with strong cherry and dark berry notes. It is paired great with dark chocolate or by itself. This port is great and the price makes it that much better (it won't make you feel guilty for not finishing a bottle as you might with an $80 + bottle, but I don't think that will be a problem with this one).
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