Fonseca - Quinta do Panascal 1998-01Balance & Structure
Lovely and intense showing great fruit, balance and structure. Ready to drink, with tannin sustaining a robust red fruit palate.
If you have a decanter, use it for single quinta wines. They are usually a decade old, and will throw a sediment as they age. If you do not, try 'double decanting', which achieves the same effect: pour the port in to a suitable neutral receptacle, such as a jug. Take especial care towards the end of the bottle - use natural light or a candle to see when the sediment starts to be poured. Without undue wastage, stop pouring at this point. Rinse then drain the original bottle, then pour the decanted port back in to serve. The process also opens up the full depth of tastes and aromas to be enjoyed. Also try as one of the few dessert wines to match chocolate.
Blend of Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao & Tinta Amarela.