22 Year Old
The 22 Year Old Tawny
“The 22 Year Old Tawny” is our blend of some fantastic individual components. Over recent years we have put together a Solera of old fortified wines, allowing us to bottle a small volume of some consistently good stuff each year. The blend is made up of a long list of varieties including Verdelho, Grenache, Shiraz, Touriga, White Muscat, Pedro and Palomino. Some of these components date back over 40 years, and are responsible for adding the lusciousness and the distinctive “rancio” (butterscotch) characters we find in this wine. There’s plenty of rich, rancio, butterscotch flavours, fine drying oak tannins and a warm alcohol finish, resulting in a complex length of flavour.
Each of these individual fortified wines have been left to rest, maturing in oak barrels untouched for many years. Our job has been simply to put the blend together to generate this wonderful combination of flavours.
Truly great stuff! Enjoy anytime with good friends.
|Region:||Barossa Valley and a few bits and pieces from other corners of the country.|
|Varieties:||Grenache, Shiraz, Verdelho, Touriga, Pedro, Palomino, Frontignac & Muscadelle.|
|Oak Maturation:||An average of 22 years matured in old oak puncheons (450 litres) and hogsheads (300 litres) and barriques (220 litres).|
90 points – James Suckling 2019
Quite lifted rancio and grilled-almond notes with a concentrated dried-plum and sultana-flavored palate. Nutty finish. Drink now.