Country: Portugal Region: Douro Valley
Varietal: Touriga Nacional
Vintage: N/V Colour: Red Style: Fortified/Dessert
Aged Tawny Ports are blended, high quality wines that are matured in wood for extended periods, gradually shedding the deep ruby colour of youth and acquiring the amber-golden tawny hues from which their name derives. Following each harvest in the Douro Valley, the winemaker selects some of the finest wines with the potential for long-term ageing in the wine cellars, known as lodges, earmarking them to become Old Tawny Port with an indication of age. Warre’s offers two such wines, the Otima 10-YearOld and the Otima 20-Year-Old Tawnies. As the wines mature in seasoned oak casks of 600 litres, they are constantly tasted to check their progress, and when determining the final blend for bottling, the master blender will draw on wines from several harvests, brought together to maintain a consistent house style, unchanging over time. The age indication on the label therefore refers to the average age of the component wines. The art of blending to ensure consistency of quality and style is a fine craft, built on and perfected by generations of experience.
Rich tawny colour, with an excellent nose of nuts and hints of mature fruit. On the palate light and delicate, beautifully rounded, with hints of dried fruits, and a long elegant finish.
Food Matches: Superb with cheese, nuts or dried fruit after a meal or on its own.