Fonseca Bin No 27 Port
I’m pretty inconsistent with my port consumption, but I love them more every time I indulge. After a big meal, there is just nothing quite like sitting down with the gentle sweetness of a decent glass of port. The $12.79 price tag at Costco on this bottle is by far the lowest I’ve ever seen. Even online the price ranges from $16-$18, so it’s certainly a good buy if you enjoy Port.
We sampled this port over the course of three nights. The first night we enjoyed a small glass with a light cigar, which was fun. The second night we tried it with a chocolate mousse dessert and that was a serious treat. Just what a port is made for. The third night we enjoyed a glass on its own after dinner.
We found this to be a very nice, semi-light, balanced port, not too overbearing in its sweetness or flavor. It was just right. Mocha notes, dried fruit, dark cherry and blueberry. Definitely a fun change of pace that I would recommend given how inexpensive it is.
(I’m not going to rate this wine because we haven’t reviewed – and frankly, tasted – that many other ports to serve as a fair comparison)
Costco item number: 1229
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)