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.
More recently, under Sogrape’s ownership, Offley has thrived. Investment in the vineyards and careful selection has ensured quality has improved and this historic producers has once again moved it up the ranks of Port houses.
Offley 10 Year Old Tawny is a blend of tawny Ports of different ages to give an average of 10 years old. It is a blend of Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão and Touriga Franca.
Intense tawny colour with brick-like tones. Its elegant and complex bouquet is characterised by flavours of ripe fruit, marmalade and nuts, along with notes of vanilla and raisins. On the palate, the balance between rich sweetness and fine tannins provides the wine with an excellent structure and a delicate yet complex finish. It is bottled for immediate drinking and makes a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with chocolate.