Ferreira "Quinta do Porto" 10 Year Old Tawny Port
This rich wine is balanced and ripe, with spice, sweet sultana and raisin fruitiness and a light shot of acidity. The aftertaste brings out fresh red fruits that are cut by the spirit and acidity to leave a full feeling in the mouth. (RV)
This is filled to the brim with rich dried fruit and spice flavors, including apricot and mango, with vibrant white chocolate and hazelnut notes. The finish is sumptuous. (KM)
I think we have found a new favorite, not only in the 10-year Tawny category, but possibly in our entire fortified sweet wine collection. This delicious 10-year-old Tawny from the house of Ferreira is a perfectly balanced rendition of the style. Aromas of sweet chai spices, confit of dark fruits and hints of orange peel lead to a sumptuous palate, where the nutty, aged flavors engage with the fresh, fruity bright tones to create one beautiful port. This is a spectacular value and not to be missed. Ferreira's ports are some of the most impressive that we have tasted this season. Named by Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the top producers of 2012, this historic house, which also produces the world-renowned, ageworthy, and pricey "Barca Velha" reds is one of the great ambassadors of port and Portuguese wines.