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Niepoort 20 Years Old Tawny Port

Type: Tawny Port
Region: Portugal
Producer: Niepoort
Volume: 75cl
Alcohol Content: 20%

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Tawnies with an age indication such as "20 years" are blended from different wines averaging 20 years. 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 years 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.

Grape Varieties:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Francisca, Tinta Amarela, Sousão, Tinta Roriz

Tasting Notes:
Brick red/brown appearance interspersed with Orange hues with good depth of colour. Fabulous aromas of crystalized fruit and dried apricots which come through on the palate along with a smooth well integrated nutty alcoholic character on the finish.

Store and Serve Advices:
Recommended serving at a temperature of 16 to 18ºC

Food Pairing:
Sweet suggestions: Dry fruits, dry nuts, almonds, raisins, peaches, apricots, etc. Desserts based on eggs, pies with dry fruits, coffee, vanilla. Slightly chilled it can also be used as aperitif.

Reviews and Awards:
. 94 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 93 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 92 points in Robert Parker;
. 91 points in CellarTracker;
. 90 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos.

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Alcohol Content: 20%
Capacity: 750ml

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