10-Year Tawny (NV)

A good 10 Years Old Tawny Port should have the complexity of age, and retain some freshness and acidity of youth. This is the art of blending a Port Wine with an average age of ten years. Churchill’s 10 years old tawny is a classic example. Produced from its own top rated grade “A” Douro estates, this blend combines the minerality of terroir and the purity of the fruit, while acquiring a nutty complexity from ageing in oak casks.

Terroir: The grapes come from the old vineyards at our estates located in the Cima Corgo Sub-region of Douro.

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

Additional Information

A rich brick red color with flashes of amber, elegant and subtle, complex on the nose, with expressive notes of dried fruits combined with hints of orange peel, full on the mouth, showing an excellent vinosity and freshness, allowing it to finish long and persistent.

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, November 18, 2016
    Warm fruitcake, brown bread and mulled raisin notes give this a broad, almost languid feel, but there are hints of singed walnut and clove in the background. Drink now.
  • 1WineDude.com Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Friday, January 22, 2016
    "This is smoky Tawny that's whispering sweet nothings into your palate's willing ears."
    Grade: B+
  • Forbes Author: Katie Kelly Bell
    Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
    "A tawny port from Portugal will shines through at dessert. This one shows nutty notes with spices, orange peel and dried fruits. They also sell a Port Experience set that includes a dry white port, tawny and reserve port selections in smaller 187ml sizes. Its a smart assemblage if you want to experiment with different dessert wines."
    Grade: A Selection Of Best Wines For Every Thanksgiving Dish
  • About.com Author: Stacy Slinkard
    Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    "Give Churchill's 10 Year Tawny Port a go with pumpkin pie and experience its rich display of well ripened sweet fig-like flavors and enduring finish."
    Grade: Pairing Ports and Pies for Thanksgiving
  • Chicago Tribune Author: Bill St. John
    Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    "Liquid flan, creme caramel as spirit; hint of nuts, medium sweetness, dryish finish; a favorite house long at it."
  • 1WineDude.com Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
    "A lovely old & spacious place, now decked out fully in clean, modern, angular furnishings."
    Grade: B+
  • 1WineDude.com Author: Joe Roberts
    Date: Monday, January 9, 2012
    "This is a Tawny to which you need to devote some time, because it takes a good long while for it to totally unfurl (disrobe?) in your glass, after which it’s gorgeous to behold; gorgeous enough that it’s nearly as good as 30 Year Tawnies I’ve had which cost nearly three time as much."
    Grade: A-
  • Score: 95 Points

    WineCentric Author: Unlisted
    Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    "Amber-red color with pure aromas and flavors of fig, raisin, prune and roasted hazelnuts. So exceptionally smooth and sweet, the quality masks the presence of high alcohol. Rich, slick, long and luxurious. Caramel and candy goodness on the finish."
  • The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    "Pair with pecan, pumpkin, and my fave, sweet potato pie. But this flavorful wine is perfect to sip all by itself - it is an elegant way to end a special meal."
  • Gabes View (Gabesview.com) Author: Gabe Sasso
    Date: Monday, October 31, 2011
    "The nose of this Tawny Port combines aromas of both fresh and dried fruits such as apricots along with a fruitcake spices. The palate is absolutely strewn with apricot, nectarine, roasted hazelnut and chestnut flavors as well as continued fruitcake spice characteristics. Hints of caramel and toffee emerge on the finish which has prodigious length and depth. Pair this Tawny Port with all sorts of sweet deserts or even better a cheese course.

    There are several things that most impress me about this wine. The complexity and layers of flavor from the first sip to the end of the finish are one. Another is the overall balance of this wine which is simply perfect; it’s sweet to be sure but just the right amount. Along those lines this Tawny Port has good weight but is practically lithe in the manner it dances across your tongue and gently clings to the back of your throat. This is a knockout of a Tawny Port that I highly recommend for anyone with any level of interest in this style of wine. With the Holiday Season fast approaching this wine would be a tremendous choice to serve as an impressive crescendo at the end of fabulous meal with Family and Friends."
  • About.com Author: Stacy Slinkard
    Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
    "The Churchill's 10 Year Tawny Port presents a brickish red color, with a sweet, nutty aroma. On the palate you'll find a delicious, rich display of well ripened sweet fig-like flavors and a caramel finish. Give this Port a turn at pairing with your favorite desserts, ranging from cheesecake and tiramisu to chocolate truffles and pecan pie. Also, consider this particular Tawny port as a delicious pairing partner for aged cheddar cheese."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Kim Marcus
    Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
    "There's a mapley cast to this, with notes of forest floor. Almod and dried fruit notes fill the medium long finish".
  • Wine & Spirits Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010
    21st Wine and Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll ‘11th Most Popular Port Brand’
    Grade: 21st Wine and Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll-‘11th Most Popular Port Brand’
  • Food & Wine Wine Guide 2010 Author: Anthony Giglio
    Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    “Ten years in oak casks have endowed this Port with many secondary aromas, like toasted nut and mocha, that complement gorgeous flavors of caramelized orange. Its mellowed tannins give it a satiny texture.”
    Grade: 'Three Stars-Excellent'
  • Food & Wine Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
    Delicious with Spiced Upside Down Apple Bundt Cake
  • Saveur Author: Paul Lukacs
    Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2008
    “Toffee scented and impressively long on the palate.”
    Grade: 'Instant Pleasure: Ready to Drink Ports'
  • WashingtonPost.com Author: Karen Page And Andrew Dornenburg
    Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
    “..those of us looking for the biggest bang for our bucks would do well to choose 10-year-old aged tawny ports, such as the fruitier Churchill’s Tawny Porto 10 Years Old… which perfectly echoed the flavors of our pumpkin pie, elevating the duo to new heights…”
    Grade: ‘Not Just Any Old Port’
  • The Morning Call Online Author: Diane Stoneback
    Date: Thursday, February 8, 2007
    “Kurt Eckert, director of fine wine for Frederick Wildman & Sons, a wine importer, says, ''The challenge in serving wine with something sweet, like chocolate, is that the dessert makes the wine taste more bitter. Churchill's 10-year-old Tawny… an aged style of port with nice toasted walnut and toffee flavors, a full body and a long, sweet, silky finish, is one of the best matches. Eckert calls tawny port ''user friendly'' because it's reasonably priced, lasts for months even after opening, and, unlike vintage port, never requires decanting.”
    Grade: Beautiful Together: Wine and chocolate go hand in hand if you think sweet on Valentine's Day
  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
    "Ripe and fresh. There are touches of bitter oranges, lemon peel and ginger. The aftertaste is soft and sweet."
  • Metro New York (free daily paper) Author: Joseph Delissio
    Date: Monday, March 13, 2006
    “I can think of no beverage better suited for removing the nip from winter than red port. True port (called porto) is produced only in Portugal. Churchill’s Tawny Porto ($30) must be aged in oak casks for a minimum of 10 years. Fortified with neutral alcohol and fairly sweet, this wine is best enjoyed in small portions (about three ounces) slowly at the end of a meal with cheese, nuts and even a fine cigar. Once opened, a bottle can last for many weeks, though port as good are Churchill’s seldom sticks around that long.” - Joseph Delissio
    Grade: 'Drink Well'
  • 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'
  • San Diego International Wine Competition Author: Other
    Date: Friday, May 6, 2005
    Grade: Silver Medal
  • San Antonia Express-News Author: Other
    Date: Friday, May 6, 2005
    Grade: Bronze Medal
  • Richmond Magazine Author: Paul Kroder
    Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2005
    "Serve 10-year-old Tawny Port ($25 per bottle) from Churchill's with a selection of chocolate truffles. The assortment can include truffles with a milk-chocolate center, surrounded by bitter chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate truffles or truffles stuffed with raspberry jelly." -- Paul Kroder
    Grade: Dessert Wine Finishes
  • Hilton Head Wine Festival Author: Other
    Date: Monday, April 19, 2004
    Grade: Silver Medal
  • San Jose Mercury News Author: Laurie Daniel
    Date: Monday, April 5, 2004
    Grade: 'Recommended'
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Date: Thursday, October 30, 2003
    "Boasts youthful aromas of red fruit, with just a hint of golden raisins and toffee. Strikes a fine balance between vigorous young fruit and aged notes of caramel." -- Joe Czerwinski
  • Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2003
    Recommend as a Decanter 'Wine of the Year'
    Grade: Three Stars -- Recommended
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Other
    Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
    Churchill knows how to make very good Port. Very subtle, with custard, flan and hints of fruit and caramel. Medium-bodied, with a light sweetness and a nutty, light toffee aftertaste. Made for hard cheese.
  • Decanter Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2003
    Intense figs with a touch of caramel. Well-balanced, intense figgy fruit persistent on palate. Mellow but with some vibrancy. Good length. Drink now. THREE STARS
  • Detroit International Wine Experience Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
    Silver Medal Award Winner, Detroit International Wine Experience.
  • San Francisco Wine Competition Author: Other
    Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
    Silver Medal Winner, 2002 San Francisco International Wine Competition.
  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, August 8, 2002
    Sweet and mild aromas are highlighted by a touch of fresh prune. The mouthfeel is buttery, with plenty of toffee/coffee flavors poking through. Although it's a tad simple and straightforward, as a whole there is nothing not to like about this easy-to-drink Port.
  • Hilton Head Wine Festival Author: Other
    Date: Friday, July 19, 2002
    2002 SpringFest Wine Festival
  • Restaurant Wine Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002
    Outstanding tawny, which is medium full in style,k and very intensely flavored, tasting of plum jam, caramel, baked cherry, and roasted nut. Exceptional.
    Grade: FIVE STARS
  • Food & Wine Author: Other
    Date: Thursday, November 1, 2001
    With its winning combination of youthful fruit and mellow softness, this luscious wine is on the sweeter end of the spectrum.

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