There are two major styles of Port. The first is Ruby (a category including Vintage, Single Quinta, LBV, Crusted, Vintage Character and Ruby) – wines aged for a relatively short time in larger wood, and then bottled with lots of fruit. The second is Tawny, wines aged for much longer in wood (usually in 600 litre pipes). The good Tawnies are fantastic, and are relatively neglected. This one is a delicious 20 year old Tawny from Churchill, who I recently profiled here.
Churchill’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port
Cherry red with a brown hint. Wonderfully complex, nutty, spicy sweet wine with a fresh citrus kick on the finish. Beautifully balanced with spicy, cedary complexity and a smooth nutty texture, as well as herb and spice notes as well as some cherry fruit. Distinctive, complex and lively. 94/100 (UK agent: Stokes)
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