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Fonseca 10-year Tawny Port

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | Nov. 21, 2020

Should you be blessed with a snowy night and fireside this season, be prepared with the ultimate in moment making: a bottle of Fonseca 10-Year-Old Tawny Port. Born of the famed port house founded in Portugal’s Douro Valley in the early 18th century, the 10-year-tawny requires no decanting; simply pour its russet-ruby port into your glass the moment the craving arrives.

You’ll be rewarded with a silky-smooth fruit-forward sip — it starts sweet and ripe, with honeyed pear, plum, and a welcome bit of acidic citrus — balanced with a rich, woody hazelnuttiness (fancy wine term). The finish: elegant and velvety to the last. Serve it post-meal, at room temperature or just slightly cool, with a modestly sweet dessert or, our favorite, toasted chestnuts. Find it at Toski Sands Market, 2294 M-119, between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. (231) 347-9631, www.toskisands.com

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