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  • This guides us to the explanation of a singular fact -- which is, that the "tawnies" make their appearance three weeks earlier in spring than the "leopards," in consequence of the heat of the sun reaching them sooner, and waking them out of their torpid sleep.

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  • As soon as it wakes up and comes abroad, it begins its campaign against these little creatures; and it prefers, above all others, the "tawnies," and the beautiful "leopards," both of which it persecutes incessantly.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • It was not the "tawnies" against the others, but the males of each kind in single combats with one another.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • "tawnies" make their appearance three weeks earlier in spring than the

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • Since vintage ports aren't oxidized as tawnies are, they're not the wines to open and leave unfinished.

    Port For Beginners

  • Vintage ports spend only two years in the barrel before they're bottled, whereas tawnies barrel-age for a minimum of seven years.

    Port For Beginners

  • The king of tawnies is Colheita port, which comes from a single year, such as the Niepoort 1988 the abovementioned tawnies are blends from different years; in a 20-year tawny, the majority of the components are at least 20 years old.

    Port For Beginners

  • Regular tawnies are easy to find in any wine shop; Colheitas, not so much.

    Port For Beginners

  • Where vintage ports tend to have more of a ruby hue with fresher more intense fruits, tawnies are more, well, tawny in color and have more mature fruits and greater delicacy earlier.

    A Year of Wine

  • Going for thirty-or forty-year tawnies, which can easily start at $80, is overkill, in my view.

    A Year of Wine

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