Nelson’s Blood - 2008 Fonseca Crusted Port in Gift Box. Crusted is a rare, traditional style of Port wine. Crusted is a blend of full bodied wines which spend four years ageing in large wooden vats, the wines are then bottled with no filtration and then cellared for three years before being released for sale. As the name indicates, it will form a 'crust' or sediment in the bottle and should be decanted before being served. The formation of the crust is a natural process that occurs in the finest full bodied ports. It is an indication that the wine will continue to improve in bottle and develop its aroma and character with age. Fonseca Crusted is selected from the finest ports from the top quality Cima Corgo area of the Douro Valley and only made in small quantities.
Admiral Lord Nelson is renown in British history for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics. These resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in battle, losing one arm in battle off Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. He was carried below deck by Sergeant Secker Royal Marines. This port is often named in the Admiral’s honour.