THE AGED TAWNIES reflect the art of oak ageing ; tawny port develops a rich creamy texture from the wood becoming more intense, golden amber in colour. Over times it takes on complex characteristics of walnuts,dried
fruits and spices with a long peppery finish. Classic old Tawny colour with golden highlights.This port as an elegant bouquet reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. Elegant velvety and concentrated on the palate it as an attractive lingering finish.
Wine Advocate 91 points - My favorite of the three tawnys reviewed in this segment is the 20 Year Old Tawny. It offers an amber color, a spicy, tobacco, cedary, smoky, complex nose, dense, rich flavors that belie the color’s aged, feeble look, and an expansive personality. It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be. Tawny ports are aged in wood from essentially a solera system for the number of years indicated on the bottle. In most cases I prefer the younger ten or twenty year Tawnys to the ancient forty to fifty year old wines, but it is really a matter of taste. I tend to like more fruit rather than the oxidized and aged characteristics of the very old tawnys.
Wine Spectator 92 points - An elegant, delicate Tawny, with a full raft of dried white fruit, toffee, cream and butter flavors. The bright finish offers pear tart and spice notes, with suave, smoky overtones. Drink now. 100 cases imported. –KM
(Jun 30 2011)
Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional,Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Barroca predominate among the traditional grape varieties of the Demarcated Region of the Douro Valley.
Vineyard Location: 100% from grapes of Quinta do Noval, Pinhão.
Vinification: the grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional lagares of the Quinta, where a disciplined and intense treading is fundamental for a good final result.
|Analysis: Alcohol 20 % vol
Residual Sugar 120 g/dm3
Total Acid 5,5 g/dm3
Barrel Type: old oak barrels of 640 liters.
Bottling Date: Bottled according to demand.
Barrel Time: The old tawnys spend their entire life in barrel until the moment of the final blend.
Vintages conditions: no notes available.