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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port Limited Edition Artist Series
Fonseca Bin No. 27 Port Limited Edition Artist Series
(search item no. 127280)
charitable wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2013 BIN 27 Limited Edition Artist Series was created exclusively by acclaimed American artist Barnaby Furnas. For centuries, the port industry relied on the Duoro River to carry their world-renowned Port wines from the vineyards to the coastal town of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Fonseca BIN 27 and artist Barnaby Furnas proudly support the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global environmental movement that focuses on issues that affect waterways, from pollution to climate change.

This sweet wine shows fresh, rich blackberry and cassis aromas. On the palate, it has a well-knit structure, with a velvety, luscious mouthfeel and smooth tannins.

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About Fonseca Guimaraens:

Fonseca Port was founded in 1822 and grew rapidly in reputation and importance. Since its foundation, successive generations of the Guimaraens family have upheld the Company’s reputation. Today, Fonseca occupies a leading position as a specialist producer of quality wood ports and as one of the top vintage houses.

Fonseca may indeed be unique in the annals of Port in that every Fonseca vintage port in the last 100 years has been made by just four members of the Guimaraens family. The fourth member, David Guimaraens, continues the tradition having taken over from his father as winemaker in 1992. This remarkable continuity of winemaker is clearly evident in the wine. The company continues to foot tread every single grape grown in its three vineyards in granite stone troughs in the traditional way.

In his book, Vintage Port, James Suckling has written: "Fonseca is the King of Port. It produces the best Vintage Port in every declared year, with very few exceptions." Robert Parker summed up Fonseca's style as "The most exotic and most complex Port...With its lush, seductive character, one might call it the Pomerol of Vintage Ports."