The Tawny
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.

Winemaker: Wayne Dutschke
Vineyard: Many
Region: Barossa Valley and a few bits and pieces from other corners of the country.
Varieties: Grenache, Shiraz, Verdelho, Touriga, Pedro, Palomino, Frontignac & Muscadelle.
Alcohol: 20.0%
Oak Maturation: An average of 22 years matured in old oak puncheons (450 litres) and hogsheads (300 litres) and barriques (220 litres).


94 points – The Wine Advocate, Issue 205,
February 2013 (Lisa Perrotti-Brown)

Pale amber-brown in color, the NV The Tawny 22 Year Old is made of Verdehlo, Semillon, Muscat Petite Grain, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache, Touriga, Tinta Molle, Muscadelle, Trebbiano, Pedro Ximenez ‘ in short, almost anything that grows on a grapevine. It is produced in a small oak barrel Solera system containing wine with an average age of 22 years. On the nose it displays lovely walnut and treacle aromas alongside some dried fruit cake and coffee cake notes. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated it is very sweet and very spicy with walnut flavors and a long finish. Drink it now.

94 points- Australian Wine Companion 2011
(James Halliday)

“This is true tawny, 22 years old (some more than 30 years old), amber in colour, with a spice bouquet, fruitcake and butterscotch flavours and a clean, dry finish. No stale characters whatsoever. Screwcap”.

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