R.L. Buller and Son Tawny Port NV
Review by Eric Tansey, CSW
The story of Port really starts in the early 1700s when England was at war with France. The war with France meant no wine for England. The only wine that could make the voyage around France to England was a fortified style of wine from Portugal, named Port by the English. The wine process is quit complex and lengthy but the end product is a delicious, ever evolving, strong wine, that will last for decades. This is a Tawny Port from Australia. Tawny means that the Port was aged in oak barrels and introduced to oxygen, causing the wine to brown a little and gain characteristics of raisins and nuts.
This Australian Port style wine, called a “Stickie” by the Aussies, is a great example of Port style wine that is half the price of actual Port from Portugal. This wine has robust black dried fruit characteristics with raisin and slightly salted peanut undertones. Once this bottle is opened you have months to drink it, making the screw cap very convenient. The very high alcohol content with the touch of sweetness make this a perfect pairing with Stinky Cheeses, Charcuterie, Dark Raspberry chocolate tarts, or simply enjoying a nice cigar on the porch.
- Tawney Port
- Non vintage
- Victoria Australia
“A fine book and a nice cigar is all you need to pair with this grand Aussie Stickie.”
|Wine Type||Temperature °F||Temperature °C|
|Champagne, Sparkling, and Dessert Wine||40° F||5° C|
|Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio||45-48°F||7-9° C|
|Chardonnay, Chablis||48-52°F||9-11° C|
|Pinot Noir||60-64°||16-18° C|
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz||64-66° F||18-19° C|
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