Tawny Port with an age indication such as "10 years" are blended from different wines averaging 10 years.The prolonged ageing in small wooden casks confers the characteristic Tawny colour. The principle features of an aged tawny are the complexity of aromas, the freshness and a persistent bouquet and refinement. After dinner, 10 years old tawny Port is a good match with cheeses and especially chocolate based desserts. It can also be drunk as an aperitif, served at room temperature or lightly chilled. In 2003, Wine Spectator distinguished Niepoort 10 years old tawny with an outstanding classification of 95 (out of 100 points).Tawny in colour, with aromas of dried apricots and crystallized tangerine peel well integrated with a nutty character.“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 tawny ports.