Fonseca Guimaraens Late Bottled Vintage Porto Unfiltered 2008 Douro, Portugal 

My Rating 94 Points.   

Price $25. 

 

Inky in color with a purplish rim.

Beautiful sweet nose of blackberries, alcohol, blueberries, cherries, oak, licorice, figs, raisins vanilla, cloves, smoke, earth, leather and black pepper.

Full bodied and buttery, with medium acidity and soft legs.

Sweet on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, leather, chocolates, tobacco, spices and peppercorn.

Nice sweet finish with spices and round tannins.

This is a great dessert wine. Balanced, smooth and enjoyable by itself.

After 5 years of aging in oak barrels, it was bottled Unfiltered, so now it is rich and concentrated. Just delicious.

I Paired it with a chocolate cake.

20% alcohol by volume.
93 points Wine Spectator.

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