Aged in barrels for up to two and a half years before bottling, vintage port is generally aged another ten to thirty years in the bottle before reaching proper drinking age. Since it is aged in barrels for only a short time, it retains its dark ruby colour and fresh fruit flavours. Particularly fine vintage ports can continue to gain complexity and drink wonderfully for many decades after being bottled – it’s not unknown for century-old bottles to still be in perfect condition when uncorked.
Fonseca Vintage Port 2017 6 x 75cl
A narrow magenta ring around a core of inky purple black. The nose opens with a burst of dark, woodland fruit, dense and succulent, blended with fresher, more vibrant red...
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