Definition of tawny port in English:

tawny port


  • [mass noun] A port wine made from a blend of several vintages matured in wood.

    • ‘It just screams out to be matched with a nutty, dry tawny port such as this, and the accentuating build of the smoked and nutty flavours is overwhelming.’
    • ‘Of the wood-reared ports two are a cut above the rest, aged tawny port and the now fashionable late bottled vintage port.’
    • ‘Taylors' 20-year-old Tawny, at £40 from Mitchell & Son and Berry Bros & Rudd, probably represents the best value of the longer aged tawny port.’
    • ‘Mavrodaphne is best known as a dessert wine that is akin to the flavor and aroma of tawny port.’
    • ‘This push of tawny port and food essences is not a simple example of profiteering.’


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