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
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.
Graham's 10 year old shows a deep tawny Port colour. On the nose, it shows complex nutty aromas combined with hints of honey and figs. on the palate, rich mature fruit flavours, beautifully mellowed with a luscious long finished.
Barão de Vilar 10 Years Tawny Porto Sublime reveals a wine of singular complexity and elegance, presenting a sweetness surrounding the aromas of ripe fruits, and velvety texture. Its core presents a palette of fragrances from the subtle notes of toasted hazelnuts, ripe fruits, vanilla, balsâmic notes to its acidity of citrus fruits.
Fonseca 10 Year Old Tawny Port has the full Fonseca style. This aged Tawny presents both rich fruit and a softer wood-aged. It has a very good acidity following the sweet initial taste, developing into ripe fruits flavours, hazelnuts, plum jelly, and a final crisp acidity.
Barao de Vilar 10 Year White is a ripe, dry-sweet Port wine full of fresh fruit fragrances and mellow aromas of sweet citric fruits. It has plenty of freshness with hints of young fruit flavours and touches of caramelized nuts.
Calem Velhotes 10 Years Old Tawny Port shows an orange colour with an intense brightness. It features ripe fruit aromas like currants, apricots and confited orange peel. Its core is interwoven in a light vanilla with notes of wood. It has a very elegant structure, it's s fresh, balanced with a persistent finish.