Fonseca Bin 27 Reserve from Tesco is a basic ruby full of character, albeit in a somewhat rustic style.
Dark purple in the glass, there are aromas of dark berry fruit, raisins, eucalyptus and spirit, but it does not feel completely balanced and harmonious.
On the palate, there is more of the same - all the usual port hallmarks in a bundance - fruit, sweetness, aromatics and strength - with good depth of flavour and length too.
So it scores highly for expression, but rather lacks finesse and elegance.
Match the rich fruit with chocolate-based desserts.
£12.99 from Tesco; provided for review.
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