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2016 Fonseca Dessert & Ice Wine "Late Bottled Port Unfiltered"

Fonseca 2016 Late Bottled Port Unfiltered

Winery: Fonseca

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Late Bottled Port Unfiltered"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & Touriga Nacional

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 2, 2023

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Late Bottled Vintage Port is a great value. It opens with an inviting tiramisu and rum raisin bouquet with a hints of toasted walnut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, smooth and very easy to drink for Port. The flavor profile is a stewed black plum and fig blend with notes of brown spice bread and cardamon. I also detected hints of black licorice, stony minerality, walnut, and a touch of rum. The finish is quite dry and is flavors drift away nicely. I would pair this with a charcuterie platter. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep, inky purple core with a bricking red rim. Rich, luscious and highly perfumed nose. Notes of blackberry, wild plum, logan berry, licorice, and a wonderful tension. Cloudberries give that added layer of soft, plump fruit, a mix of raspberry and redcurrant, with a hint of floral sweetness. On the palate, spice, brambles, assam tea with its traces of dark chocolate, cocoa, and an alluring herbaceous hint. Good grip, concentration of dark woodland fruit, silky tannins, and a fresh bright finish, with incredible length and generous mouthfeel. The particular qualities of this wine allow it to be enjoyed over an extended period of time once opened, without losing its freshness and vibrancy. Optimum drinking time after opening the bottle is two months. Fonseca LBV is the perfect finish to any meal. Excellent with fully flavored cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort.

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