This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port

The cool breezes of fall mean it’s time to keep a bottle of Port on hand. The rich flavours of fruit and spices match fall and winter desserts perfectly. And, if those breezes are keeping you in, Port is perfect for warming your insides while curling up with a blanket or by the fire to warm your outsides. We chose Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port this week because unlike some Ports which require extensive aging, Tawny Port is ready to drink now. ’Tis the season to embrace Port!

Tasting Notes: Warre’s Otima 10 is a 10 year-old Tawny Port which has a rich tawny colour, sporting aromas of dried fruit, nuts and baking spices. On the palate it is rounded and not overly sweet, creating an intense and balanced sip packed with fruit, leather flavours and oak spices, soft tannins and a long finish.

Enjoy With: All of your fall desserts – pies, gingersnaps, fruit and chocolate desserts, as well as sharp cheeses, nuts and honey, or on its own as an after-dinner digestif.

Style: A sweet, full-bodied, fruity red Port wine.

Terroir/Region: Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port is a blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão grapes, many of which are specific to the Port industry. This blend is so traditional that over Port wine’s long history, vineyards were planted with a mix of all these varieties, sometimes without perfect knowledge of which vine was planted where. This type of vineyard creates the term ‘field blend’ because it’s impossible to make anything else!

Producer: Warre’s was founded in 1670 under the name Burgoyne and Jackson, evolving through partnerships and marriages until William Warre joined the company. By the end of the 1700s, Warre and Sons was doing 10% of the total global Port business. A second William Warre was a major military figure in his age and produced the Warre’s Warrior Port, the first and oldest Port brand in the world! Warre’s Ports are truly history in a bottle.

Availability: Warre’s Otima 10 Tawny Port is available in the Fortified section of your local LCBO and is $3.00 off until November 8. Pick up a bottle now, or maybe a few to stay stocked up through the holidays.


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Price: $19.00 Was $22.00 Save $3.00 until November 8, 2020.

LCBO#: 566174

Size: 500mL

Alcohol Content: 20.0% alc./vol.