Made from selected red ports produced from the best vineyards of the Douro Valley, and varieties including: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão and Tinta Roriz. Aged in small oak casks, typically of around 630 litres. As the wine ages it gradually loses the ruby red colour of its youth, becoming tawny in colour, more smooth and mellow on the palate, and aromas gaining richness and complexity. Tawny ports even more enjoyable when served slightly cool and last well once opened.
This really is super. It has notes of toffee, dark fruit and the developed tones of obvious age. Then a mature palate balanced with ripe pruney fruit and a little refreshing edge and a delicious long finish. There is no need to decant this port, and it can be enjoyed at room temperature, or served slightly chilled. Once open it will keep fresh for 2-3 months. Drink alongside toasted almonds, walnuts, dark chocolate and berries - or with blue-veined cheeses.