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Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny

Penfolds
Non-vintage
$69.98
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Fortified Wine
RegionBarossa Valley
Alcohol Level
Country
Australia
SubregionBarossa
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly sought-after fortified wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in Australia, this wine hails from a prestigious appellation known for its exceptional vineyard features. The winemaking process involves a meticulous selection of grapes, followed by aging in oak barrels for an extended period. The result is a rich and complex wine with a luscious texture and a deep amber color. This Tawny exhibits a harmonious balance of flavors, including dried fruits, nuts, and hints of caramel, culminating in a long and satisfying finish. It is a true testament to the artistry and tradition of fortified winemaking.
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  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May not appeal to those who prefer lighter-bodied wines
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User Rating:

4.5
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.3

Wine Expert Note:

Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly esteemed fortified wine that showcases the expertise and craftsmanship of the renowned Australian winery, Penfolds. This exceptional Tawny is a blend of various vintages, with the oldest component dating back over 100 years. In appearance, Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny exhibits a deep amber color with hints of mahogany, displaying its long aging process. On the nose, it offers a complex bouquet of dried fruits, including raisins, figs, and dates, accompanied by notes of roasted nuts, toffee, and caramel. These aromas are further enhanced by subtle hints of spice, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. On the palate, this Tawny reveals a rich and luscious texture, with a harmonious balance between sweetness and acidity. The flavors of dried fruits persist, with an added complexity of dark chocolate, coffee, and butterscotch. The wine's extended aging in oak barrels contributes to its velvety mouthfeel and a lingering finish that leaves a delightful warmth.
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