Fullbodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a long subtle finish that goes on and on. This is really the benchmark for 10-year-old tawnies." Tasting notes from James Suckling in June-2003.
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Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 year" are blended from different wines averaging 10 year. The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The principle features of an aged tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement. After dinner, old tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, serve at room temperature or lightly chilled. Niepoort produces 10, 20 and 30 year old Tawny. The skilful ageing and blending of the different tawny ports is the art of master blender José Nogueira. Vinification: The tawnies are aged in small old oak casks, (550 l), in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, over many years. The balanced marriage of the different characteristics and diverse ages is the art of the Niepoort master blender José Nogueira.
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
Tawny in colour, with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel well integrated with a nutty character. “The palate reveals dried fruits with a fiery spirity finish. With a great structure and a long finish. This offers amazing aromas of orange and lemon peel, with hints of toffee, caramel and honey. Fullbodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a long subtle finish that goes on and on. This is really the benchmark for 10-year-old tawnies." Tasting notes from James Suckling in June-2003.
Store and Serve Advices:
Recommended serving at a temperature of 16 to 18ºC
Elegant aroma reminiscent of ripe tangerine, with delicate almond nuances. Rich nutty palate, full bodied and with a fresh acidity.
Orange colour. Complex and delicate dried fruit and raisin aroma. The palate presents sweet with great acidity and full-bodied. It is balanced and persistent in the end
Deep brick colour with amber border. In the nose, it shows complex walnut aromas combined with notes of honey and figs. Soft and elegant, it combines notes of delicate wood with rich aromas of ripe fruit.
Quinta da Gaivosa 10 Year Old Tawny Port reveals a beautiful amber colour with red highlights. It has complex aroma with caramel, spices and macerated raspberries. It also reveals a great evolution showing, simultaneously, traces of maturity and youth. It is 10 years old Port wine very elegant and with great class.
Dow's 10 year old tawny Port reveals an amber golden colour. It is soft and rich on the palate with a fine and mellow fruit flavour blending in with the almond overtones of prolonged cask ageing. A very fine Port to be savoured in a reasonably sized glass so that the aromas and colour can be appreciated.
São Pedro das Aguias 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a rich and intense wine, dominated by the complex aromas. It features notes from the sweet ripe red fruit flavours and several wood ageing scents such as raisins, candied orange peel, and prunes. It presents an unforgettable citric acidity.