Complex and fragrant nose of ripe fruits, spices, caramel, roasted notes and hints of nuts. Soft, round and velvety in the mouth. The subtle nuances of oak are balanced by a fresh acidity and tannic “grip” that culminate in a long, elegant, plumy finish.
As tawny ports age, they grow lighter in color, as they throw their deposit in the cask rather than in the bottle. The process of racking contributes to the oxidation process whereby the wine's fruit qualities gradually diminish and its nutty characteristics are acquired. The wines drawn from this extensive reserve of aged ports are then carefully blended for balance and continuity of style.
This is a delicious dessert wine, and harmonizes particularly well with almonds, berries or dark chocolate. Pairs well with intense cheeses, blue cheese. It is excellent at the end of the meal. Seve slightly cool, especially on warm days.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|P8EE190015TNL||750ml||6||Glass||7 84585 00088 3||1 07 84585 00088 0||$32.99|
"Medium red. Surprisingly fresh and red fruited for a 10 year old Tawny, there’s good balance and straightforward red fruit complemented by hints of roasted nuts and tobacco. Pair with less assertively flavored cheeses."
- International Wine Review (Succulent Sweet Wines for the Holidays: The Best of 2018), 89 pts