30 Year Old Tawny Porto

Taylor Fladgate

30 Year Old Tawny Porto

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela

This superb example of aged tawny Porto is made from selected grapes from the best vineyards of the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Taylor Fladgate is an area leader in winemaking technology, as one of only three Porto producers to pioneer the development of piston fermenter techniques, called Port Toes, that extract significantly greater flavor and aroma than conventional pump-over fermentation. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Individual wines produced in different vintages are aged in 600-liter oak casks for years, over which time they will lose their young, dark purple-black color to gain the distinctive “tawny” hue from which the wine takes its name. As tawnies age, the wines take on increasingly more nutty flavors and become more concentrated as the barrels lose 3% of their volume every year (the “Angels’ Share”) to evaporation. The 30 Year Old Tawny is a blend created using tawnies with an average of 30 years of aging.

92 Points

Wine Spectator

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92 Points

Wine Spectator Insider

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tasting note

With an intense amber, tawny color, the wine has opulent, voluptuous, spicy, jammy and nutty aromas with orange blossom notes and a fine oak influence coming from the long aging in cask. The full palate is very rich, with concentrated flavor and a long, mellow finish.

food pairing

Pairs well with figs, almonds and caramel. It can be served at the end of the meal with walnuts or dried fruit and it can be slightly chilled in the summer.

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
PH: 113.77 g/l
ACIDITY: 5.0 g/l
ABV: 20%
AGING: Average of 30 years in neutral oak

points of distinction

  • A 30 Year Old Tawny from the Port house legendary for its extensive tawny stocks
  • Perfect with dried fruits and nuts, or desserts with nuts or caramel
  • about the grape +
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“We focus on making vintage quality from all of our grapes. As a result, we will produce the highest-quality Port in every category.”

– Adrian Bridge, CEO

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