A real rarity, bottled in 2012, unfiltered.
Colour: golden amber with green reflections.
Palate: A complex and intense expression with notes of citrus jam, dried fruit, nutmeg, marzipan and almond blossom.
Sharp entry due to the high acidity that has built up in the barrels over the years of evaporation. The port wine quickly becomes very smooth, balanced by its sweetness and the appearance of dried fruit, grilled nuts and caramel aromas. On the palate it develops into cloves, ground coffee and bitter almonds. The many layers of flavor build into an explosive finish that is taken up by notes of citrus, cinnamon and ginger and is long lasting.
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, cheese, foie gras...
The NV 40 Year Old Tawny Port, bottled in 2015, is a field blend with 135 grams per liter of residual sugar. Very fresh, very elegant and relatively young for a 40, this is only moderate in complexity for its age, a little light on those molasses overtones, if you will. However, the youth and nutty nuances are rather glorious in their own right. Alive and delicious, it has an enticingly sweet edge. There are approximately 1,000 bottles produced per year.
October 2016. The Wine Advocate 94/100
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.
Manufacturer: Quevedo - Quinta da Sra. do Rosário, 5130-326 S. João da Pesqueira, Portugal