Fine Tawny is aged for about the same amount of time as Cockburn”s Fine Ruby (about three years), but in smaller barrels to hasten aging to a reddish amber (tawny) color and to develop a smoother, nutty flavor. Many of these wines are also left “upriver” in the Douro Valley to age in the hotter climate (the “Douro Bake”), thus speeding the aging process and lightening the color. Tawny port is bottled filtered and ready to drink. Tawny is a smoother, more mellow drink than Ruby.

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Tawny Ports are a blend of young wines from various harvests, aged for an average of two to three years in casks. They are lighter in colour than Ruby Ports and combine the fruitiness of young wines and the nuttiness derived from the maturation in seasoned oak casks. Cockburn’s Fine Tawny is an elegant Port with mellow and spicy flavours. Perfect served chilled at the end of a dinner or simply to enjoy with good friends on relaxed occasions.

Grape Varieties:
Old Vines

Tasting Notes:
Cockburn’s Fine Tawny Port has a bright reddish tawny colour. On the nose light and crisp young fruit aromas are balanced with a nutty toffee mellowness achieved through maturation in oak casks. On the palate elegant and well balanced, with a smooth and subtle long finish

Store and Serve Advices:
Serving temperature at 15ºC to 16 ºC

Food Pairing:
Cockburn’s Fine Tawny is perfect with dried fruits or creamy desserts. Serve lightly chilled in hot weather.

Reviews and Awards:
. 85 points in CellarTracker;
. 82 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 16,5 points in Wine Magazine Portugal.


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