Port - Curious & Ancient 20YO - Delaforce
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca & Tinta Roriz
Aged for an average of 20 years in old oak casks, the 20 Year Old is a finely balanced wine of phenomena richness and complexity. The additional 10 years of aging yields an elegant balance between the nutty honeyed finish and the vivid raisiny fruit. The 20 year old tawny is an extremely versatile dessert wine essential to complete the meal.
Intense aromas of burnt coffee, cherry and caramel follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a sweet treacle tart aftertaste.
Delicious with Chocolate, sticky toffee pudding, cheese boards.
Delaforce was founded in 1834, when John Fleurriet Delaforce was asked by his London employer to set up a new Port wine company for the partners of Martinez Gassinot.
Delaforce rapidly became established as one of the leading Port wine companies developing its sales worldwide. Between 1894 and 1906 the company was distinguished with a warrant as supplier of Port wine to the Portuguese Royal Household. The company still exists today but was acquired by the Taylor Fladgate Fonseca group in 2001 although still maintaining its individual identity and traditions.
Ever since being acquired by the Taylor-Fladgate Fonseca group, its wines are back on form and aspire to the quality they must have once held in the late nineteenth century when the company supplied the Portuguese Royal Family. The company sources grapes from its own vineyards located in the finest areas of the Rio Torto and Roncão valleys.