Delaforce 'His Eminence’s Choice' 10yo Tawny Port
An easy to drink, beautifully balanced port, which is just what a 10 year old tawny should be.
Fresh and minerally, with plum tart and cherry pie flavours that feature some tangerine hints. Sea salt and flint details show on the finish.
Serve with blue cheese, mature cheddar, nuts, and chocolate desserts.
Net weight: 1.6kg
Real Companhia Velha is the oldest wine company in Portugal, having recently celebrated 260 years of uninterrupted port production.
Founded in 1756 by the King of Portugal, this company represents some of the finest Quintas in the Douro. Old but not out of touch, they have been able to preserve and honour the traditional winemaking while investing in the future with constant modernisation and experimentation in their vineyards.
His Eminence’s Choice, the distinguished and most famous of all Ports produced by Delaforce, was first made available back in the 1930s. The grapes are selected and harvested by hand in mid September and, the case of the Delaforce vineyards, are placed in small trays which keep them in perfect condition during transport to the winery.
The wine is carefully blended after full tasting and examination of Delaforce Ports which are selected from the best areas of the Douro Port region every year to become reserves for His Eminence. These reserves will remain maturing in casks over many years in Vila Nova de Gaia until they reach the mellow perfection for which it has justly gained much fame.
This sumptuous and richly flavoured tawny port is matured for ten years in seasoned oak casks. It combines ripe jammy fruit aromas with the rich mellow flavours of wood ageing and displays the characteristic elegance, balance and harmony of the Delaforce house style. Rich and round on the palate.