Maker: Fonseca Guimaraens, Valença do Doura, Portugal
Style: Ruby Port
Purchased for $20
Appearance: Dark burgundy
Nose: Grape jelly, alcohol, blueberries, blackberries, clove.
On the palate: Medium bodied and sweet. Strawberry jam, grape juice.
Finish: Black currant, oak. Fades fairly quickly.
Parting words: Bin No. 27 is a fine Port at a decent price, but without much to distinguish itself from the competition. For a “super ruby” I would expect a bit more punch, but if you’re looking for a tasty, easy drinking Port for after a festive holiday feast Bin No. 27 does the job. It is recommended.