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Grandfather Rare Tawny

Grandfather Rare Tawny

Fortified

Grandfather Rare Tawny

With each vintage, varietal batches are selected for Grandfather. These batches are individually aged in seasoned old oak casks before being blended together at 14 years of age. This blend is then introduced into the ‘Grandfather Solera’. This Solera consists of six stages that are designed to fully integrate all components offering consistency and freshness with a final minimum average blended age of 20 years. Beautifully presented in an exquisite gift box featuring a Penfolds stopper and certificate of authenticity, Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly coveted gift for life’s special milestones.

Varietal
Tawny
Tawny
Vintage
Non Vintage
Non Vintage
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
Trophy - 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold - 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold - 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold - 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold - 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Penfolds Grandfather Tawny
Grandfather Rare Tawny
Ground Shipping Included
$100.00
Price
$100.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.

Penfolds fortified wines retain the distinctive DNA of the original style, though we are continually and sympathetically evolving.”

–James Godfrey, Penfolds Fortified and Spirit Winemaker

Penfolds Grandfather Tawny

Fortified

Grandfather Rare Tawny

With each vintage, varietal batches are selected for Grandfather. These batches are individually aged in seasoned old oak casks before being blended together at 14 years of age. This blend is then introduced into the ‘Grandfather Solera’. This Solera consists of six stages that are designed to fully integrate all components offering consistency and freshness with a final minimum average blended age of 20 years. Beautifully presented in an exquisite gift box featuring a Penfolds stopper and certificate of authenticity, Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly coveted gift for life’s special milestones.

Grandfather Rare Tawny
Ground Shipping Included
$100.00
Price
$100.00
This wine can ship to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI. View state guidelines on import and domestic wines.
Varietal
Tawny
Tawny
Vintage
Non Vintage
Non Vintage
Volume
750mL
750mL
Awards
Trophy - 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold - 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold - 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold - 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold - 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show

Taste Description

Taste Description

Grandfather Rare Tawny

Colour

Deep tawny with a distinctive yellow-green edge characteristic of extended wood maturation.

Nose

Intense raisin fruits, fruitcake, liquorice, roasted walnuts all integrated together seamlessly with a freshness contradicting age.

Palate

Classical Penfolds fruitcake, liquorice and vanillin oak flavours with a sweet full and round mid-palate, and a finish that persists on and on.

Vintage conditions

Production Notes

As Grandfather is matured utilizing a Solera system all vintages introduced into the system are retained forever. This system of maturation ensures freshness, consistency of quality and style is sustained over the decades. The Solera currently contains vintages from 1960 to 2004. Including some 44 individual vintages in the Solera is testament to the complexity and age yet also highlights the importance of freshness and fruit. A specially selected ex-still fortifying spirit that has a distinctive aroma and flavour. The selected spirit traditionally has a strength between 78 and 85%v/v and must have the power and intensity to combine with the 20 years of age concentration and complexity without presenting as the dominant character. While spirit is the main driver of style in younger wines it becomes a less dominant contributor in wines of this age as the aged components take the forefront.

Grape variety
Fortified Wine
Fortified Wine
wine analysis
Alc/Vol: 19.5%, pH: 3.2
Alc/Vol: 19.5%, pH: 3.2
Maturation
8 years in old small oak casks before strict barrel selection. Batches are blended and added to the Grandfather Solera for further 12 years aging.
8 years in old small oak casks before strict barrel selection. Batches are blended and added to the Grandfather Solera for further 12 years aging.
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