Great Grandfather Rare Tawny

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Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny, a special blend of the finest and oldest components of Grandfather Tawny, was first introduced in 1994 to celebrate Penfolds’ 150th anniversary. Great Grandfather, blended from exceptional aged Solera (a stacked blending system) material, contains the oldest parcels from the Solera.

This wine is immensely complex and powerful. The maturation Grandfather style relies on a fuller spirit for fortification and extended small old oak maturation to gain overall complexity and optimum balance.

Great Grandfather Rare Tawny is Penfolds’ rarest wine; only 1000 bottles are available each release. The first release, in 1994, deliberately comprised 1994 bottles.
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Origin Barossa Valley (South Australia).
Maturation A selection of the very finest and oldest barrels was set aside as components for Grandfather Tawny were made. They were placed in a solero system and each year a limited amount is released.
Variety All Penfolds tawny styles are created using a core selection of varieties made up of Mourvedre,, Shiraz, Cabernet, and Grenache but are not limited to these varieties.
First Vintage 1994.
97 points 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Great Grandfather Rare Tawny NV
97 points 2013 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion (Australia) Great Grandfather Rare Tawny NV

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Penfolds Great Grandfather is a multi-vintage blend.