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
Noval 10 Year Old Port presents a beautiful old tawny colour, recognisable from its shine. Amongst the complex aromas, young and very lively fruit blends prettily with appealing and typical aromas of dry fruit such as hazel nut. Rich and smooth on the palate, it delivers an elegant structure and long lingering finish.
Quinta da Romaneira 10 Years Old Tawny Port is a Port wine with a complex, open and elegant bouquet of aromas. It presents caramelized citrus aromas, highlighting delicate floral notes, caramelized orange peel, dried fruits and very attractive citrus acidity.
São Pedro das Aguias 10 Year Old Tawny Port is a rich and intense wine, dominated by the complex aromas. It features notes from the sweet ripe red fruit flavours and several wood ageing scents such as raisins, candied orange peel, and prunes. It presents an unforgettable citric acidity.
Porto Cruz 10 Years Old Tawny Port is a balanced and fresh, while also show dried fruits from the wood-ageing flavours. It's ripe, with dark toffee and chocolate flavours giving it intensity. At the end, the acidity dominates.
Messias 10 year old white Port is a golden dry white wine with a fine aroma of wood with notes of vanilla and spices, some hints of nutmeg. The palate confirms all the aromas, it leaves a good acidity combined with a long finish. It's full of flavour, very rich, concentrated and has a smooth but long finish.
Quinta da Devesa 10 years old Tawny Port is a magnificent, elegant and subtle aged Port wine. It has wonderful evolution notes, showing good fruits but also extraordinary balsamic, dried fruit and vanilla aromas. It is an aged Port wine with warm and caramelized aromas and vibrant acidity.