Burmester 10 Year Old Tawny Port

The Wine

“The wine should be stored in a fresh, dry and dark place, without temperature variations, and the bottle must remain up-right. As a natural product, the Port Wine is subject to create deposit when ageing. Once opened, it should be consumed within 4 to 6 months. The periods here suggested are merely for guidance, not implying the deterioration of the wine but only a slow evolution that can lead to the loss of its original sensorial characteristics. Slightly refreshed, it is the ideal choice to serve with appetizers like strong cheeses and pâtés. The velvety texture and the singular aromatic expression stand-out remarkably with main courses with dried fruits. Irresistible with a tureen of foie gras with aubergine and nuts. Wonderful choice to serve with a myriad of delicious caramel brownies, chocolate and pistachio pavê and nuts crostini with cheese chèvre. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavours. Serve at a temperature between 12 and 14ºC. “

Tasting Notes

“Intense brick colour, with amber halo. Great complexity in the nose, standing-out
the dried fruit aromas, almonds and hazelnuts touches, combined with honey and
vanilla notes. Refined taste, of great softness, elegance and intensity. A full wine,
round, extended in a rich and intense freshness finish.”

The Winery

In 1730, Henry Burmester and John Nash founded Burmester & Nash in London, a cereal trading company. They moved to Vila Nova de Gaia and in 1750 began shipping port wine to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. The family name originates from the German word ‘Burgmeester’, meaning ‘mayor’ – as the family came from the small north Germany city of Moelln.

Wine Facts

Vintages LCBO # 223958
Release Date 11-Nov-17
Producer Sogevinus Fine Wines SA
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Varietal Port
Style Sweet
Sweetness S- Sweet
Alcohol 20.0%
Sugar 110 g/L
Awards/Press Gold Medal by Decanter Wine Awards
Silver Medal by IWC
Silver Medal + Outstanding Award by IWSC
95 points by Decanter