Penfolds Rare Aged Tawny Minimum Average Blended Age Fifty Years
A treasure has emerged from the depths of Penfold’s cellars, a solera commencing in 1915, the foundation of the very first Grandfather cask, encompassing the 1940 and 1945 Grandfathers as well as components of the very first Great Grandfather release in 1994. In all, a minimum average age of more than half a century, older than any other commercially available in this country, bar Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny itself. Yet here distinctive and unique as a blend spanning almost a century, a celebration of hedonistic complexity of grand proportions of rancio character and bitter roast hazelnut yet, crucially, wonderfully poised and masterfully blended with delightfully balanced fresh components. Such is its potency that you can smell it before you even begin to raise the glass. At this age, acidity and complexity become potent, and this is not a wine to drink at pace but to be savoured, which is just as well, at this price. A blend of shiraz, grenache, mataro and cabernet, among other varieties. 330 bottles released annually in individually hand blown bottles adorned with a hand crafted oak muselet and pewter features.
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