Tawnies with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines averaging 10 years.
Colour: tawny in colour.
Nose: with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel well integrated with a nutty character.
Palate: "the palate reveals dried fruits with a fiery spirity finish. With a great structure and a long finish. This offers amazing aromas of orange and lemon peel, with hints of toffee, caramel and honey. Fullbodied and luscious, with lots of sweet fruit and a long subtle finish that goes on and on. This is really the benchmark for 10-year-old tawnies." - tasting notes from James Suckling in June 2003.
Food pairing: after dinner, old Tawny is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts, desserts based on eggs, pies with dry fruits, coffee, vanilla. With dry fruits, dry nuts, almonds, raisins, peaches, apricots, etc. It can also be drunk as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: at room temperature or lightly chilled.