Churchill Oporto 10 Year Old Tawny Port   500ml
SKU 689487

Churchill Oporto 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Churchill - Porto - Portugal

Professional Wine Reviews for Churchill Oporto 10 Year Old Tawny Port

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
This 10-year old blend is unquestionably the finest Tawny Port I have tasted in years. What makes it profound is its complex fragrance of roasted nuts and sweet fruit. In the mouth, there is impeccable definition and richness, a velvety texture, and a long, lusty finish. It is all a Tawny should be, and should continue to drink well for 5-10 years.
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Winery: Churchill

Region: Porto

The magnificent city of Porto - the capital of Portugal - is located near the mouth of the beautiful Douro river, in the beating heart of the Douro wine region. The Douro region has been regarded as one of the most important viticultural region of Europe for several centuries, and was the third region to be officially recognized and protected as a wine region, with laws having been passed in the mid 18th century regarding its status. Porto is, of course, most famous for the production of Port wine, an aromatic and slightly viscous tawny colored fortified wine, with a fascinating history of seafaring, experimentation and innovation. The vineyards used in the region for the production of Porto's wines contain up to a hundred different grape varietals, resulting in the wide range of Port wines on offer today.

Country: Portugal

Benefiting from both the hot, dry Iberian climate as well as brisk Atlantic winds, Portugal is a perfectly situated country for vineyard cultivation and wine production. With a wine making history which stretches back thousands of years, it comes as little surprise that wine plays an important role in the cultural identity and practices of the country. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Greeks and the Romans all had a hand in forming Portugal as an important center for wine production, and over the millennia, this resulted in each region of this beautiful part of Europe producing its own distinctive wines easily identifiable and separate from neighboring Spain's. Today, the varied terroir and climate across Portugal allows a great range of wines to be made each year, from the fresh and dry Vinho Verde wines to the famous and widely drunk fortified Port wines, and many in between.