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This is the 5th vintage of our Trousseau, a relatively obscure variety native to the Jura region of France. This variety has been a component of our vintage ports since 1981 and the principal component of our Tawny Port. We like to call it by it’s Portuguese name, Bastardo. A name it earned because of it’s difficulty to farm. The 2017 Trousseau is characteristically light in color with a distinct spicy cherry quality. It’s very much on an ugly duckling variety – at first glance it doesn’t look like much, but after tasting it has depth of complexity.