Niepoort 10 Year Old Tawny (boxed)
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Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines averaging 10 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, 10 years old tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or lightly chilled. 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. Tawny in colour, with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel well integrated with a nutty character. Full bodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a long subtle finish that just lasts and lasts. This is the benchmark for 10-year-old tawnies.