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This was a tricky comparison. On initial opening there were few distinguishing differences; both had slightly differing hues and subtle differences in the aroma but trying to tell them apart was difficult. So I went down the pub. Leaving them to breath certainly assisted in spotting variations later. Or maybe it was the Brakspears!


Delaforce Curious and Ancient
Wine Tasting Note: Delaforce Curious and Ancient 20 Year Old Tawny, NV, Douro, Portugal.
Around £32 from independents (such as WineRaks)
Brownish colour and hints of toffee on the nose. The palate is rich and rounded full of redcurrant fruit backed up by toffee and a delicacy. Comparing it to the Fonseca I did think that the palate was a touch too full and lacks a modicum of delicacy. Still lovely though.
Scribblings Rating - 92/100


Fonseca 20 Year Old
Wine Tasting Note: Fonseca Aged Tawny Port 20 Year Old, NV, Douro, Portugal.
Available for around £30 (Fortnum and Mason list this at £34).
This was superb - in fact still is as I am sipping this while typing. Comparing it to the Delaforce this has a darker hue and is red in tone. More pronounced nose too. Sweeter fruit leading into a broader more complex palate. Plummy with stewed fruits, hints of coffee and currants. Good long length. Bottled in 2005.
Scribblings Rating - 94/100

Details of the style - aged tawny - can be found on a post concerning Taylor's 20 year old.

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