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Fonseca Porto Bin 27 Half Bottles Port

Fonseca Porto Bin 27 Half Bottles Port

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Fonseca Bin 27 Port: A Detailed Tasting Experience in Half Bottle Format


The Fonseca Bin 27 Port is a renowned Portuguese fortified wine, a legend within the world of Port. Here at The General Wine Company, we are delighted to offer this exquisite wine in a convenient 37.5cl half bottle format. Perfect for smaller gatherings or those who want to savour a glass of exceptional Port without committing to a full bottle, the Bin 27 Half Bottle allows you to experience all the depth and character of this remarkable wine.

History and Heritage

Originally created over a century ago for the Fonseca family's own consumption, Bin 27 was only released commercially in 1972. Crafted primarily from grapes grown in Fonseca's own prestigious quintas (estates) within the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro Valley, Bin 27 reflects exceptional quality and remarkable consistency from year to year. This reserve Port shares the heritage and style of Fonseca's esteemed Vintage Ports, offering depth and character in a ready-to-drink format.

Tasting Notes: A Journey for the Senses

Appearance:  The Fonseca Bin 27 Half Bottle presents a beautiful deep, youthful ruby colour. This vibrant hue hints at the intensity of flavours that lie within.

Aroma:  On the nose, Bin 27 unfolds with an intense and richly fruity bouquet. Ripe aromas of blackberries, cassis, cherries, and plums take centre stage, interwoven with enticing hints of spice. This captivating fragrance promises a flavourful experience.

Palate:  The first sip of Bin 27 reveals a full-bodied and round wine with a smooth, velvety texture. The juicy black fruit flavours from the nose are mirrored on the palate, offering a delightful intensity of blackberry, cassis, and plum. Firm, mouth-filling tannins provide a pleasant structure, balancing the sweetness of the wine. The finish is rich, luscious, and lingers with notes of those same dark fruits.

Food Pairing Recommendations

The Fonseca Bin 27 Half Bottle is a versatile Port that pairs beautifully with a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. Here are some suggested food matches to elevate your Bin 27 experience:

  • Cheese:  Strong cheeses like aged Cheddar, Stilton, or a creamy blue cheese find perfect harmony with the sweetness and fruitiness of Bin 27. The rich flavours of the Port complement the boldness of the cheese, creating a delightful contrast.
  • Chocolate:  For a truly decadent pairing, consider indulging in a square of dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. The bitterness of the chocolate cuts through the sweetness of the Port, while the chocolate's rich notes resonate with the dark fruit flavours in the wine.
  • Desserts:  Bin 27 is a natural companion to an array of desserts. Pair it with a rich fruit cake, a decadent chocolate tart, or a creamy cheesecake. The Port's sweetness complements the dessert without overpowering it, creating a harmonious and satisfying conclusion to a meal.
  • Dried Fruits and Nuts:  A simple yet delightful pairing is Bin 27 with a selection of dried fruits and nuts. The sweetness of the Port complements the natural flavours of the dried fruits, while the nuts add a touch of texture and complexity.

Beyond the Half Bottle: Exploring the Bin 27 Experience

While the half bottle format offers a convenient way to enjoy Bin 27, The General Wine Company also stocks the full 75cl bottle size. This larger format allows for sharing and enjoying Bin 27 over a longer period, allowing the flavours to evolve and develop further in the bottle.

In Conclusion

The Fonseca Bin 27 Port, in both half bottle and full bottle formats, is a remarkable expression of Port winemaking excellence. With its captivating aromas, rich flavours, and smooth texture, Bin 27 offers a delightful drinking experience. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a delicious food accompaniment, Bin 27 is sure to leave a lasting impression.

At The General Wine Company, we invite you to explore the world of Port with the Fonseca Bin 27. Order your half bottle or full bottle today and embark on a journey of flavour.


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