It is a deep brick colour with amber rim. Rich and elegant nose combining aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and subtle mellow notes of chocolate, butterscotch and fine oak wood. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figgy, jammy flavours which persist on the long finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
These Port wines are bottled when ready to drink and do not require any further ageing in bottle.
A glass of chilled 10 Year Old makes a delicious aperitif, but is equally good matched to a hard, nutty cheese or a pudding such as apple pie, tarte tatin, baked figs, orange tart, (leave the peel on some of the orange) caramel tart, or cooked strawberries with pepper.
Reviews and Awards:
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2014;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2011;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2010;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2009;
. 90 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 90 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 89 points in Jamie Goode;
. 89 points in CellarTracker;
. 88 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 16 points in Jancis Robison;
. 16 points in Revista de Vinhos.
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