The old tawnys of Sogevinus, who owns the wine houses of Porto Kopke, Burmester, Cálem and Barros, were distinguished in the prestigious competition International Wine and Spirits Competition, with excellent scores and high praise.
The IWSC now joins the international applause awarded this year to the houses of Sogevinus, giving scores that reinforce their full potential and exclusivity:
“Warm tawny with amber at rim. The nose is wonderfully refined and effusive, slightly lifted, very complex and with glimpses of treacle, sweet spices, dried fruit and chocolate. There is, throughout, a vein of assertive acidity on the palate which brings out and balances the not overly sweet, dried fruit flavours, Demerara sugar and caramel, leading to an incredibly long, dry finish.”
“Bright tawny amber with a faint pink hue. Candied peel, peach and marmalade, warm and expressive bouquet. Palate is light as a feather, with a liqueur-like quality and subtle notes of toast and coffee; smooth, deep and very long, enfolding richly nuanced flavours in harmonious balance. Sensational.”
“Deep rich amber red colour. Plum and prune flavours with some dried red berries and vanilla. A smashing explosion of flavours in the mouth, very harmonious and elegant, with perfect length and breadth leading to a long rich finish.”