20 Year Tawny (NV)

Churchill’s 20 Year Tawny Port is an expression of Douro terroir, combined with delicate ageing in seasoned oak casks. 
The result of this combination is a port full of finesse that retains Churchill’s characteristic fresh identity.

The grapes come from the old vineyards at our estates located in the Cima Corgo sub-region of the Douro Wine region.

A field blend of many varieties such as Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca and Tinta Francisca.

Vinification: The grapes are hand-picked into small boxes and then processed into ancient granite lagares, where they are pressed by foot during fermentation. After fermentation, the wine goes through an ageing period in seasoned oak vats and casks for the remaining 20 years.

Additional Information

A pale red tawny color with a golden rim. A delicate nose of almonds and red morello cherries. Savory and rich on the palate, without losing the grip, it’s a combination of age and finesse, finishing long and fresh.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Oporto
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Alcohol: 19.5%
  • Sizes Available: 500ml
  • Pack Size: 9/500ml
  • Varietals: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca, Tinta Francisca

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth
    Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
    A restrained style overall, with light toffee, sesame, salted caramel and singed almond notes gliding through, and a twinge of dried orange peel adding cut on the finish. Drink now.
  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Mark Squires
    Date: Monday, January 4, 2016
    "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 cork."
  • 1WineDude.com Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
    "NV Churchill's 20 Year Tawny Port (Porto): Believe it or not, this will evoke a comparison to Sancerre in its gentleness & elegance."
    Grade: A-
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    "Fruity and fresh-tasting, displaying baked apple, pear and dried peach flavors, with hints of pineapple and mango. Mineral and sea salt notes mark the clean, sweet finish."
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 (Decanter.com Author: Richard Mayson
    Date: Friday, October 1, 2010
    "Dried red fruits, fragrant and spicy, good balance and still lots of freshness. Sweet and firm on the finish."
    Grade: Silver Medal
  • Santé Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
    “Aromas of homemade apple pie, sweet tree fruit, and brown sugar. Baked apple and crème fraîche.”
    Grade: 'Tawny Port-Prestige'
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
    "A big, sweet, soft wine, with lively fruit, some bitter coffee and sweet treacle flavors. This is an elegant, attractive wine."
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Review Online Author: Michael Franz
    Date: Thursday, December 29, 2005
    "This house makes great aged tawnies, as this bottling proves decisively. Aromas are marvelously complex, with dried fruit notes and a nutty undertone that is strongly appealing. Sweet but not obviously so, the wine is absolutely delicious on its own but also sufficiently robust even at this age to work well with many desserts or cheeses." - Michael Franz
  • Newsday Author: Peter G. Gianotti
    Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2005
    "Our recommendations for the season's best holiday drinks: Two rich ports from Churchill's, a relatively new player: Churchill's Tawny Porto 20 Year Old, with suggestions of lavenday and almond, and Tawny Porto 10 Year Old, sweet and nutty." - Peter G. Gianotti
    Grade: '10 Choice Bottles'

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