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Churchill Porto 20 Year Old Tawny  500ml
SKU 689488

Churchill Porto 20 Year Old Tawny

Churchill - Porto - Portugal

Professional Wine Reviews for Churchill Porto 20 Year Old Tawny

Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The NV 20 Years Old Tawny Port is a field blend bottled (in a 500-milliliter bottle) in July 2015 with 102 grams per liter of residual sugar. This takes the 'fresh and friendly' avenue. It is a 20 that relies more on complexity and brightness than pure power. The finish is laced with a touch of rhubarb and herbs. It is quite delicious and more gripping on the finish than I thought it might be at first taste. The mid-palate is just average and there is not a lot of 'old Tawny' flavor concentration. Yet, this works very well and on its own terms, succeeds on class and finesse. Note that this has a bar top... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Churchill

Region: Porto

Porto, situated in the Douro Valley of Portugal, has long been recognized as a vitally important center for viticulture and wine production. Of course, the city itself is most readily associated with the beautifully aromatic and utterly delicious Port wines, which have been continually popular around the world since the 18th century. The wineries in and around Porto know that their terroir is highly special, with a wonderful mix of gravelly and clay based soils, packed full of minerals carried by the river that flows through it. This, combined with the hot and sunny climate, creates perfect conditions for high quality grape cultivation, and there are dozens of varietals which thrive in and around Porto, many of which are used for making the famous fortified wines.

Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.