In terms of Port Fonseca is the Merlot to Taylors Cabernet in that Fonseca is always rounded plumier and more charming whilst Taylors is restrained, proper with greater backbone. Both Port houses are now under the same family ownership and both share the same wine maker in David Guimaraens.
Fonseca LBV is a traditional style LBV bottled without filtration it may throw a sediment and therefore need decanting. It has a wonderful aroma of dark fruits and spices with a nice touch of liquorice. These carry through into the taste with a lovely rich sweetness that lingers on the palate.
Fonseca LBV works perfectly well with blue cheese such as Stilton but it is particularly good with dark chocolate.