Quinta da Côrte

Douro,

20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto

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  • Introduction

    • A Quinta da Côrte Port is prepared like a grand cru: it requires precise standards, determination and know-how. Vinified in granite vats known as lagares, in keeping with the centuries-old tradition of the Douro valley, the Quinta da Côrte Ports are the most perfect expression of the schist terroir of the Quinta da Côrte, and tasting them provides an exceptional experience.

  • Vinification

    • Traditional, in granite vats called lagares, where the grapes are pressed by foot treading in order to extract the component elements of the grapes with great precision.

    • Aging: In casks (“Pipas”) of 600 litres
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Field blend of old vines, averaging more than 70+ years, including traditional varieties such as Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete and Tinta Amarela
    • Vintage Composition: A blend of wines with an average of 20 years of age
    • Alcohol: 20%
    • p H: 3.55 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 20+ years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Gold in color, with mahogany reflections, this high-class Tawny immediately seduces with the complexity of its aromas: a heady mix of currants, liquorice, cinnamon, candied citrus peel, coffee, cashew, caramel, walnut… and more. The palate is soft and harmonious, with a fine width which develops in an equally complex fashion. Fresh, flavorsome and well-balanced, it progresses to a long, rich and well-defined finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Combines nicely as an aperitif with goat’s cheese on French toast. For dessert, it provides the perfect accompaniment to a hazelnut chocolate cake or coffee cream cake.

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  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    Always a perfect stage for a tawny Port, this wine is sumptuous while also having some dryness and elegant old gold character.

  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – The Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    Even sweeter than the 10 Years Tawny, this happily adds some concentration to soak up a little of the sugar. It is still in the same style—dominated by its sugar, rather fresh, not particularly intense and with the typical complexity of a mature Tawny relegated to the background. This does add a little complexity, though, and its extra concentration is very welcome. On the whole, this lush and sexy Tawny drinks well, tastes great and is a lot of fun. 

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