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TAWNY

Offley TAWNY

Tasting Notes

With an attractive red-tawny hue, typical of an older wine, Offley Porto Tawny has a delicate aroma reminiscent of ripe red fruit and enhanced by nutty notes that provide it with an added complexity. In the mouth, there is a fine balance between soft tannins and natural sweetness which combine towards an elegant and fine finish.

Varieties

A blend of a selection of high quality grapes from the traditional red varieties that flourish in the Douro region, namely Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão.

Technical Notes

Founded in London in 1737 by William Offley, initially as wine merchants, Offley was soon exporting wines and later began to produce Porto Wine. A decisive moment in its development was the arrival of Joseph James Forrester as partner in the company - a charismatic man who would later earn the title Baron of Forrester, granted him by the King of Portugal in 1855. He played a key role in expanding Offley and the Porto Wine industry in the Nineteenth Century.

Food Pairing

To be enjoyed as an aperitif paired with olives, or with desserts such as caramel, apple or almond desserts.

Did you know fact

Lighter than Vintage port and Ruby port in both color and aroma, Tawny Port is made from grapes grown in cooler parts of the Douro. Its nutty, oxidative character is often enjoyed as an aperitif, shunning Port's usual role as an after-dinner drink.

Cocktails

Midnight Manhattan

3 oz of Rye
1 oz of Offley Tawny Port
Dash of Orange bitters


Serve with an orange twist