Warre's "Otima" 20-year-old Tawny Port (500ml)
0 This is a smooth and richly ripe wine. It has a dry character that brings out the wood aging and the dried fruit flavors that are well in balance. There is a tang of spirit that gives a lift to the wine. Acidity and a dry aftertaste complete an impressive tawny. (RV)
Very plush, with a buttery essence to the dried white fruit and nutty flavors. Elegantly spiced, featuring a long finish of dried ginger, sandalwood and shortbread. (KM)
Wine & Spirits
Warmer and spicier than the Otima 10 (also recommended here), this has complex scents of roots and curry to balance its red fruit. The structure is firm and lean, the flavors energized by the alcohol, which drives it through a peppery finish. Pour it with a savory almond tart.
Whether you opt to try this fine Tawny chilled before dinner as an aperitif accompanied by something savory, or after dinner with something sweet, this lightly sweet 20-year Tawny has a fascinating nutty quality that enlivens the palate rather than satiates it with undue opulence. It's superb with spiced nuts or aged hard cheeses. Once opened, have no fear, this will hold up remarkably well in the fridge over many weeks!