Reddish amber color. Very good intensity, raisins, plenty of spicy - woody scent. Notes of almonds and caramelized walnuts and an undertone of coconut. Soft texture, layered, complex with nice tannins, velvety, elegant, well made, a wine with a long finish. Its taste is reminiscent of chocolate, rum and walnut, plums soaked in cognac.
The palate is soft and approachable with dark raisins along with some sweet caramel and toffee.
A port wine with huge potential, a great pleasure for special moments and a perfect gift for port wine lovers.
Try it with: dessert, nuts or cheese
The NV 20 Year Old Tawny Port is a field blend with 132 grams per liter of residual sugar, aged in well used 650-liter casks for approximately 23 years. This shows more nuttiness and complexity than the 10 reviewed this issue, but it remains elegant and spicy. With 132 grams per liter of residual sugar, it is also rather sweet. There is a bit of alcohol showing, too, but this manages to stay in balance mostly. The lingering, flavorful finish is certainly delectable.
October 2016. The Wine Advocate 91/100
Tawny is the color of an owl that lives in the United Kingdom. Their plumage is brown, brick-red in color, and so is port, which ages in oak for some time. That's why we call Tawny Port all port wines that mature in oak wood and develop a nutty, caramel-like profile through slow oxidation. Port wine only acquires its tawny character after some time in the barrel, ie it is not tawny when it is fortified with alcohol, but only after a few years of aging. This type of port wine varies greatly depending on how many years the port wine is aged in casks. Tawny can be as young as five years old and as old as a 40 year old port.