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Offley Tawny Porto, Portugal

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William Offley founded the eponymous wine merchant in London in 1737, and soon began importing and bottling Port to the UK. By 1787, Offley was described as ‘one of the most considerable English houses at Porto.’ The house became famous for its association with Joseph James Forrester, later the Baron of Forrester, who came to Oporto in 1831 to join his uncle, James Forrester, who was a partner in what was then Offley, Forrester and Webber.

The Offley Tawny Port is a blend of Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and Touriga Franc. It has an attractive red-tawny hue. It has a delicate aroma reminiscent of ripe red fruit, enhanced by nutty notes from wood ageing. On the palate, the fine balance between soft tannins and natural sweetness leads to a harmonious and elegant finish.