Traditional Tawny ports from Portugal are released in 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-year-old versions (the age refers to the time spent in wood) but in South Africa it works a little bit different. Tawny lovers often prefer the 20-year-old, believing it strikes the right balance between aged character and vitality. Most great tawnies are priced in the same range as all but the most expensive vintage ports.
The essence of this wine is its sheer age, resulting in enormous richness and concentration from a life spent maturing in small oak casks. It’s also very special, as it is the oldest fortified wine to be released..
Deep golden tawny in colour with pronounced green edges indicating exceptional wood age. The aroma exudes spicy aged characters from extensive maturation in small oak casks. It is still vibrant and fresh, yet complex, with vanilla and burnt toffee, dark chocolate and Christmas pudding aromas, on the palate exhibits enormous richness and concentration with fruit cake, caramel and honey with dried fruit and nuts. It is very luscious.
We offer the following Tawny Ports at Platform62 Bo Plaas Tawny Port.
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