Port For Any Occasion – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Port For Any Occasion


Fonseca’s Quinta do Panascal, on the Távora River, just above its confluence with the Douro
(Photo courtesy of Kobrand Imports)

Bin 27 remains one of the most reliably delicious Ruby reserves, presenting the plump Fonseca style in a wine that’s remarkably easy to drink. Its scent of purple plums emanates from a luscious texture, the wine’s freshness firmed up by schist tannins. Enjoy a glass with crusty peasant bread and meltingly ripe Queijo Serra da Estrela. Unlike a Vintage Port, which will last a day or two after the bottle is opened, wines like this Ruby reserve are built to stay fresh in the fridge for weeks.

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Fonseca Porto Bin No. 27 Reserve

Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.

Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine.


This story appears in the print issue of December 2021.
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