Port, Portugal’s crown jewel, the fortified (with brandy) wines from the Duoro Valley that carry full bodies, higher alcohol levels and decidedly sweeter palate profiles. Fonseca’s “Bin 27” Ruby Port brings all of the excitement of the Duoro’s fortified darlings to wallet-wise wine lovers everywhere.
Well made, well distributed and easy on the budget, the Bin 27 is one of those winter wines that doesn’t disappoint. Expect gorgeous ruby red color profiles, with rich black-fruit themes playing on the nose – black cherry, blackberry and plum with a peppery backdrop. The velvety palate highlights blackberry with spiced cherry and a slender slice of dark chocolate set against easy-going tannins and a rich, round body profile. A remarkable introduction to Port wine, this young Ruby Port is ready to roll now, no additional bottle time needed.
Pairing Picks: Made for dark chocolate desserts, bright berry cobbler, a variety of blue cheese themes and Whole Foods seasonal French chocolate truffles.