Warm tawny red in colour with an amber hue corresponding to its advanced maturity. The nose is spirited and nervous, with an array of fruit and nut aromas: grapefruit, apricot, almond and hazelnut, spiced with cinnamon, caramel and cocoa and rich vanilla oak. Charming and velvety on the palate, the grace of the first contact is maintained by a complex sequence of ripe and dry fruit followed by a languorous finish. Enjoy after a cosy dinner with mild cheese that won't overwhelm the finesse of the wine.It can flow together with coffee and conversation afterwards. It should be served at 18º- 20ºC.
Background: It is a blend with an average age of 20 years, made from a selection of several lots originating in one of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region - "Quinta do Bom Retiro". The ageing and maturing experience in the wood change its colour. The red shades give place to brick and yellow colours, to the tones of a sunset. It is an oenological creation from several different lots. Wines are easy to match when they are young but as they grow older the matching process becomes more difficult. Greater knowledge and fine tuning from both sides is required so that, over time, a perfect and long-lasting harmony is reached. Just as it happens with people. It is a fine wine to drink at the end of the meal, to accompany desserts like Portuguese egg puddings, orange puddings, nuts, dried fruits, crème caramel and dried fruit ice-creams. It is a classic Tawny. Presented in a cream and gold Ramos Pinto 20 Year Old branded box.