Founded in 1772, the Osborne Group is considered to be one of the world’s oldest firms still active in business. The big, black bull was originally scripted to represent a line of Osborne brandy, but has since evolved into covering and symbolizing many of their wine and spirit products. Today, descendants of Thomas Osborne, a native of Exeter, still control the firm. Osborne produces
the well reputed Bodegas Montecillo wines from Rioja, Solaz wines from Tierra de Castilla and Dominio de Malpica wines also from Tierra de Castilla. Osborne Sherry, Brandy, Port and other distinguished spirits
Osborne Port Vintage 1995
Dark purple color, almost opaque with pronounced viscosity.
Highly intense aromas of ripe young red and dark fruit. Deep and intense although very elegant, rich in character and aristocratic structure with exuberant notes of jammy blackberries, violets and cassis. Saturated ruby. Primary aromas of cassis, black cherry, black licorice and chocolate, with a whiff of spirits. Lingers on the palate seemingly forever. Aromas mirrored in flavor on the palate but less complex than the nose would suggest.
Very sweet and rich, with aggressive flavors of crystallized cassis and dark
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Port is a fortified wine. Fortified wines are made by adding a proportion of grape spirit, or brandy, to the wine at some point during the production process. Port wine is produced in the mountainous eastern reaches of the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful vineyard areas where wine has been made for at least two thousand years.
There are many types of Port, from Tawny to Late Bottle Vintage (LBV) to Ruby to Vintage.