I bought this Tawny Port to compare to the Ruby version I recently tasted. It is a medium garnet color, less intense that the ruby port. The nose is quite pronounced with raisins, prunes, jammy blackberry, walnuts, Brazil nuts and dusty mocha. Semi sweet on the palate with medium acidity and medium tannins. I get rich flavors of stewed black fruit with prunes and raisins. The nuttiness is not as pronounced on the palate as the nose but it is still present. The heat on the back end is quite noticeable on this full bodied wine. It’s delicious with a long finish that I’m savoring. For the price of $23 this 91 pointer gets 5 stars from me. I’m trying to decide if I prefer Ruby vs. Tawny port. You? Drink this with some rich cheese. Salut….
Quinta Das Carvalhas Reserva Tawny Port NV, Porto, Portugal
12 Saturday Nov 2022