10 Year Old Tawny, Quinta da Romaneira
It redefines 10 years Tawny......
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca
Old oak barrels of 640 liters. The old tawnies spend their entire life in barrel until the moment of the final blend.
The grapes were trodden by foot and vinified in stainless steel “lagares” with temperature control between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius.
Pale brick red tawny color. In its complex aroma, the vibrant young fruit blends deliciously with the attractive and characteristic dry fruits aromas like nuts. Rich and smooth on the palate it has an elegant structure and a long finish.
99 g/dm3 - Total sugar
“For The Love Of Port” 2010 Awards: Best Tawny Port (94/100)
The sheer balance of this Port was remarkable and although I tasted it at the Quinta, that time, it was just a glass pour. Enjoying the bottle now over the course of five days, I had the chance to really evaluate its delivery. Simply put, it has raised the bar by which I have measured all 10 year old Tawnies up until now. More in the nutty realm than citrus in its profile, both aromatically and on the palate, this is one fine Tawny 10. Rich and ponderous, it continued to improve over several days, not just gaining weight but becoming even more complex in its stratified mid-palate. The dry style with delectable hazelnuts, toffee and acid-rich focus, continued to dazzle. This is the clear winner in a category that rarely has an offering that captivates my palate like this Romaneira did and it could have fooled me into believing it was a 20 year old Tawny had I not known better. 94 points"
Expovina 2012: GOLD Medal
Wine Advocate / Robert Parker: 90/100
Wine Enthusiast: 90/100