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Sherry-Lehmann USD 3500.00 750ml

Penfolds 50 Year Old Rare Tawny Port

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"The 50 Year Old Rare Tawny is the most prestigious member of the Penfolds fortified family, a rebirth of true heritage. Penfolds winemakers have been selecting, saving and ageing the best fortified materials since the winery's inception in 1844, recognising 170 years of winemaking heritage.The components used in creating the 50 Year Old Rare Tawny have a minimum average blended age of 50 years and were identified early in their maturation as having great potential. They have been under the watchful eye of at least three generations of Penfolds winemakers.The 50 Year Old Rare Tawny has been blended incorporating the 1915 vintage of Grandfather from stock reserves held in glass. The earliest recorded vintage used in the establishment of Penfolds 'Grandfather' Tawny as we know it today -- this wine showcases Penfolds house style.The inaugural release Series 1. is limited to 330 bottles globally, each bottle has been individually hand blown and designed by master glass craftsman Nick Mount. Each bottle is individually numbered 1 -- 330." -Penfolds Website*There is only one bottle of this rarity available for sale.*

Region: Australia

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Color: Red
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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

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"The 50 Year Old Rare Tawny is the most prestigious member of the Penfolds fortified family, a rebirth of true heritage. Penfolds winemakers have been selecting, saving and ageing the best fortified materials since the winery's inception in 1844, recognising 170 years of winemaking heritage.The components used in creating the 50 Year Old Rare Tawny have a minimum average blended age of 50 years and were identified early in their maturation as having great potential. They have been under the watchful eye of at least three generations of Penfolds winemakers.The 50 Year Old Rare Tawny has been blended incorporating the 1915 vintage of Grandfather from stock reserves held in glass. The earliest recorded vintage used in the establishment of Penfolds 'Grandfather' Tawny as we know it today -- this wine showcases Penfolds house style.The inaugural release Series 1. is limited to 330 bottles globally, each bottle has been individually hand blown and designed by master glass craftsman Nick Mount. Each bottle is individually numbered 1 -- 330." -Penfolds Website*There is only one bottle of this rarity available for sale.*

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