It is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities, the later depending on the vine variety, maturation stage and the final sweetness required. After the harvest, the wines remain in the Douro until the following Spring, when they are taken to V.N.Gaia and enter Offley´s centuries-old lodges for ageing in oak wood casks, as required by Porto Wine traditional ageing system. Along the years, the wines selected for this Offley Porto Tawny 10 Years Old are carefully tasted and analysed, racked from lees and all corrections deemed necessary by the tasters are carried out. The final blend results from a selection of wines between 9 and 12 years of age, composed to maintain the consistency and character of this Offley Porto Tawny 10 Years Old.
Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão
It has an intense tawny colour with brick-like tones. Its elegant and complex bouquet is characterised by flavours of ripe fruit, marmalade and nuts, with notes of vanilla, raisins and jelly. In the mouth, the balance between the richness of the grapes´ natural sugars and its tannins provide the wine with a fine structure and a delicate yet complex finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and humidity, at a constant temperature of 16ºC-18ºC. It is ready for drinking and does not require decanting. Once open, it should be consumed within 2-3 months. Serve between 12ºC-16ºC.
Delicious on its own and goes very well with several salty starters (quiche, foie-gras, creamy sea-food and vegetables), rich desserts (from the classic crème brûlée to a simple fresh peach) and a great variety of cheeses (including cured and blue cheese).
Reviews and Awards:
. 88 points in CellarTracker;
. 86 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 85 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 16,5 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. 16,5 points in Vinho Grandes Escolhas;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2014;
. Silver medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver Outstanding medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012;
. Gold medal International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Gold medal Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011;
. Gold (Best In Class) medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011.
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