Nose: powerful and complex nuttiness aromas in harmony with spicy notes, warm roasted coffee and cinnamon hints from the long contact with oak wood during the aging process.
Palate: On the palate, an array of flavours flourishes, mainly to toasted nuts and chocolate. The 40 Year-old is an intense and complex port with mellow and spicy aftertaste.
The grapes were hand-picked and thoroughly selected to create an exceptional Port blend. The grapes are placed in thigh-deep granite treading tanks known as lagares, and were foot trodden. The final blend results from the selection of high quality ports, masterfully and skilfully combined to get a unique style and identity of 40 Year Old Maynard's.
Barao de Vilar was established in 1996 from a small stock that Fernando gave to his sons Fernando and Alvaro VanZeller. The VanZellers were owners of Quinta do Noval one of the most iconic estates of the Port wine business, where the mythical Vintage 1931 Nacional comes from, consideres one of the two best wines in the World in the 20th century by wine spectator. It was also at Quinta do Noval that our winemaker, Alvaro VanZeller, initiated his professional path.
In 2007 Barao de Vilar expanded its range of wines to the making of Douro wines. After the experience acquired by 16th generations of wine producers, the excellence and quality in our Port and Douro wines has allowed us to be present in a significant number of international markets, which have gained great awareness for its value for high quality and value for money to consumer. The grapes Barao de Vilar uses to produce its Port and Douro DOC wines are supplied from different estates located in the three sub-regions of the Douro. Baixo Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior, mainly from the estates, known as Quintas, in the Douro Superior: Quinta do Saiao and Quinta de Zom.
Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and old traditional grape varieties