Fonseca Bin No. 27

Maker: Fonseca Guimaraens, Valença do Doura, PortugalFonseca Bin

Style: Ruby Port

ABV: 20%

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.

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