Tawny port is generally identified by the age of the port on the labels. Here’s a little secret, that’s not really the age of the port, which is a blend of many vintages. Instead, that is an indication of how old the port is supposed to taste! Yes, it is weird, but it’s handy. I like 10-year-old tawnies with their blend of nuts, spice and red fruits. This Churchill’s has a lovely fruitcake quality that makes it perfect for the holidays!
Classic tawny nose, with strong nutty tones, an edge of salinity and hints of prosciutto and cinnamon over dried red fruits. This is sweet, almost a little candied, but so well balanced that it glides across the palate. The tannins are well softened, just barely adding their punch to the mid-palate. Shows coffee tones, a light cherry cream fruitiness and aromatic spice nuances that drive the sweet, fruitcake toned finish. Spicy and lush. 89pts