Quinta da Côrte


20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto

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  • Introduction

    • A Quinta da Côrte Port is prepared like a grand cru: it requires precise standards, determination and know-how. Vinified in granite vats known as lagares, in keeping with the centuries-old tradition of the Douro valley, the Quinta da Côrte Ports are the most perfect expression of the schist terroir of the Quinta da Côrte, and tasting them provides an exceptional experience.

  • Vinification

    • Traditional, in granite vats called lagares, where the grapes are pressed by foot treading in order to extract the component elements of the grapes with great precision.

    • Aging: In casks (“Pipas”) of 600 litres
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Field blend of old vines, averaging more than 70+ years, including traditional varieties such as Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Rufete and Tinta Amarela
    • Vintage Composition: A blend of wines with an average of 20 years of age
    • Alcohol: 20%
    • p H: 3.55 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 20+ years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Gold in color, with mahogany reflections, this high-class Tawny immediately seduces with the complexity of its aromas: a heady mix of currants, liquorice, cinnamon, candied citrus peel, coffee, cashew, caramel, walnut… and more. The palate is soft and harmonious, with a fine width which develops in an equally complex fashion. Fresh, flavorsome and well-balanced, it progresses to a long, rich and well-defined finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Combines nicely as an aperitif with goat’s cheese on French toast. For dessert, it provides the perfect accompaniment to a hazelnut chocolate cake or coffee cream cake.



  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    Elegant and focused, with a mature bent to its mix of cinnamon, tea, sandalwood, date and caramel notes. Stylish finish has a twinge of walnut husk keeping it grounded.

  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV- Jancis Robinson – 17 Points

    More obviously tawny in colour than the 10 Year Old. More complex aromas too. Dried fruits and candied peel but also a more nutty quality with caramelised fruit. Rich, deep and beautifully fresh on the palate with an intense flavour of caramelised orange and orange peel. Excellent integration of the spirit here, mouth-filling but finishes fresh even with all that sweetness. Very long. Impressive.

  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – The Wine Advocate – 90 Points

    Much along the same lines of the 2020 release I saw last year, this is a gentle 20-Year with a hit of sugar and a very youthful feel. The extra year in bottle has tamed the sugar just a bit, so this does seem a little better balanced now. That extra year doesn't change the rest of the picture, though. This remains very gentle and understated, perhaps even more so. There's not a lot of power, but it has enough depth to balance the fruit and sugar.

  • Quinta da Côrte 20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto — NV – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    Always a perfect stage for a tawny Port, this wine is sumptuous while also having some dryness and elegant old gold character.