Ferreira Dona Antonia 20 Year Old Tawny Port: best price for Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medal winner: testament to one of the wine world’s great widow ladies: single bottle in gift box

Original price was: £55.00.Current price is: £39.00.

95/100, Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, IWC
94/100, Gold Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards
93/100 Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge

Ferreira Dona Antonia 20 Year Old Tawny Port is a superb multi-award-winning aged port from an historic port house—and through CountryClubuk you receive the best price for this superb port from this most Portuguese of port houses, steeped in 250 years of tradition.

Founded in 1751, when the Port trade was dominated by British shippers, Ferreira is the oldest Portuguese Port house and remains the leader in the Portuguese domestic market. It was under the leadership of Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, one of the formidable widows of the world of wine, that the company became the force it is today. As with several important figures in the history of Champagne, she was widowed young, and took control of the family business with a gusto few of her male counterparts could match. The Douro benefited both viticulturally and socially from her various projects, and Ferreira remains blessed with a superb range of vineyard holdings from which to craft their range of full, elegant ports.

Pale tawny in colour. The nose is brimming with evolved flavours of dried figs and apricots, roasted hazelnuts, baking spice and toffee. A wine of great elegance, there is a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity on the palate and the complex flavours develop on the exceptionally long finish.

The awards panel tasting connoisseurs sum up this 20 Year Tawny Port thus: ‘Deep garnet amber colour. Youthful still with liquorice and vanilla on the nose and palate. Creme brule core with a very silky, fresh finish.’ Wine Enthusiast add: ‘Attractive tawny colour with coppery hues. Its intense bouquet shows the character of a well-balanced maturing through oxidation: nuts, spices and a hint of dry fruit and marmalade. In the mouth it is a full-bodied, delicate, soft, velvety and lingering wine. In spite of its age it has well-balanced freshness, a consequence of the refreshing with younger wines carried out through its maturation.

‘It is a fine, elegant and deeply lingering wine.’ The Club Tasting Panel agree, and highly recommend this delicious aged port, particularly at the Club price!

Single bottle in gift box: Code FD23LW15. Non Members £55 plus delivery. CCUK £39 including UK mainland delivery.

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