These ‘aged tawnies’, as they are called, are characterized by an attractive amber colour, smooth silky palate and sublimely complex and opulent flavours. These pair beautifully with the rich, nutty and fruity character of a mature farmhouse cheddar cheese.
Each year selected rich red Ports are set aside to age in oak casks. As the wines age they gradually lose their original deep ‘ruby’ colour and take on the delicate amber hue known as ‘tawny’. At the same time they gain complexity and elegance, leaving behind the intense fruitiness of youth and developing the mellow spicy, nutty and oaky aromas associated with long wood ageing.
Smooth, mellow, nutty
Firm, mature, intense