From the F-Plan II
tasting in Utrecht, 9th July, 2010.
Had before the Ports at the Utrecht Fonseca bash. Bought from the winery in Rutherglen the week after Wine Spectator gave it a ton, so was limiting purchases to one bottle. That was alright, I only wanted one, and I knew who I wanted to share it with as well. Only available in 37.5 cl, which was more than enough for 14 people. It's fortified to 18% and uses wines up to, I think, 30 years old, or averages 30 or something like that.
Dark and gloopy, with the obvious likening to PX. Lots of milk chocolate and orange but a very thick mouthfeel. Bits of caramel and honey, berries and spice popped in and about. A very complex syrup indeed. I prefer the Isabella Rare Tokay, which shows more rancio characteristics, but I still put this in as an absolutely gorgeous drink. Not everybody will like it but I do.