Grandfather Rare Tawny 20 Year Old Fortified Wine
Repeatedly awarded 97 points by James Halliday, Australia’s leading wine critic, Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny is more than a rival to Port.
When Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the Magill Estate in 1844, he did so to create fortified wine. So, Grandfather Rare Tawny pays homage to 175 years of winemaking history. Crafted from a blend of Tawnies matured in oak casks for an average of 14 years, before being introduced to Penfolds’ Grandfather Solera System for six more years, resulting in a final minimum average blended age of 20 years. The Grandfather Solera System is housed beneath corrugated iron. As you would expect, it gets very hot in the peak of summer and pretty cold in the winter, enriching and oxidising the wine massively. Expect elegant notes of raisin-packed fruitcake, nutty praline, crème brulee, oxidised Oloroso Sherry, walnut baklava and liquorice allsorts. Much more concentrated than a Tawny Port of equivalent age, this is a perfect gift for Granddad, Christmas or any fortified wine lover. It’s also a great way to mark any 20th anniversary or birthday. Serve lightly chilled alongside cheese, festive fare, nutty desserts, chocolate or rich pâté, and take your palate on a trip back to the mid-1800s.
Penfolds is certainly Australia’s, and possibly one of the world’s, most iconic wine producers. Established in 1844, it boasts an enviable history that most wineries in the Old World would give their right arm for. Most famous for its flagship wine, Penfolds Grange, which is the very definition of Australian fine wine and the 1955 vintage was even described by Wine Spectator as one of the “Wines of the Century”. Penfolds owe much of their success to Max Schubert, their winemaker who travelled to Europe after World War II and came back with all kinds of secrets. His innovative, often multi-regional, blends have become part of the DNA of Penfolds, and now the wines are the choice of connoisseurs and collectors all over the world.
£10.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3288207
Style No.: 829315
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