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Fonseca Crusted Port NV

The Experience

Drink When...
On patrol
Listen To...
'Aces High' - Iron Maiden
Think About...
Biplanes
Drink With...
Cheese and Quince

The Oddbins Take

Fictional WW1 fighter pilot ace Biggles would have definitely favoured port. Especially this crusted port. It's a traditional, rare style of port blended from full bodied wines & aged in oak casks for four years. Its powerful dark berry and dried fruit flavours would have kept his tummy warm as he bravely traversed enemy territory in his sopwith camel aeroplane. The subtle eucalyptus finish would also comfort him as he hopped into bed, in his flannel pyjamas, after a good day thrashing Erich von Stalhein's forces. One things for sure, if Biggle was in a pickle. He'd have a bottle of this crusted port stowed away in his flying togs.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Portugal
Vintage
Non Vintage
Drink
Best Drunk Now & Over the Next 2 Years
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
98 g/l
20.0%

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The Style

Grape
Touriga Naçional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegetarians
  • Suitable For Vegans

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Founded in 1815 Fonseca's released its first vintage port (under its own name) from the grapes of the highly successful year of 1840. Fonseca shapes it's wine style from its three estates in the Douro valley- Panascal, Cruzeiro and Santo António. This estate is part of the larger entity called the Fladgate Partnership (the name comes from another part of the same company; port producer and shipper-Taylor, Fladgate, and Yeatman). Fonseca has also become a pioneer of organic and sustainable viticulture. Its Santo Antonio vineyard is entirely organic. David Guimaraens is a sixth generation family member of the Guimaraens who was trained in Australia. He is now the head winemaker and technical director of the Fladgate Partnership.