Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port 2009
In 1844, Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the slopes of Magill to produce fortified wines. Now the historic bluestone cellars are home to a tradition of fortified winemaking dating back over 150 years. In 1915, an oak cask containing a blend of the finest tawnies the company possessed was set aside for the exclusive use of the Penfold family. This became known as 'the Grandfather' due to the great age of the oldest tawnies in the blend. Penfolds Grandfather Liqueur Tawny, a blend of the finest old tawnies and aged in small oak casks, honors this proud tradition and is Australia's leading example of this . The rich yet delicate fruit character harmonizes perfectly with pronounced aged rancio complexity to produce a truly remarkable aged liqueur tawny. Penfolds Grandfather Tawny Port is a multi-vintage blend, using Shiraz and Mourvèdre grapes. This wine is drinking fabulously now, but has a few more years on it if you want to save it for just the right moment! This wine is ideally suited to cheese and dessert Winemaker, James Godfrey...this wine is a deep amber/mahogany in color with the green gold tinges indicative of great age. The nose is extremely complex and fragrant, possessing an array of nutty, vanillin, aged characters melding seamlessly with hints of raisined fruit, malt and lifted spirit. The palate effortlessly displays the famed attributes of great Liqueur Tawny; luscious, rich and full flavored with mouth-filling viscosity and a slightly dry finish. Intense raisined fruit, walnut and toffee flavors harmonize with subtle vanillin oak and rancio complexity before a remarkably long finish.
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Der Penfolds Great Grandfather Tawny besitzt eine tiefdunkle mahagonibraune Farbe mit intensiven olivgrünen Noten. In der Nase kommt ein extrem konzentriertes und vielschichtiges Bouquet von rosinierter Frucht, Karamell und Malz zum Vorschein. Diesen Noten verleihen feine, leicht nussige Rancionoten, Vanille, Eichenholz und ein Hauch Alkohol noch mehr Länge. Am Gaumen sind die erlesene Qualität und seine lange Zeit der Reife unverkennbar: unglaublich intensiv, aromatisch, geschmeidig, mit vollendeter Eleganz und Finesse, perfekter Balance von üppiger Frucht und feinem Rancio, komplexer Fülle und einem enorm langen, leicht trockenen Finale.
Der Grandfather Fine Old Liqueur Tawny besitzt eine tiefgelbe Farbe mit grüngoldenen Tönen, die Alter zeigen. Er hat ein reichhaltiges, nussiges und komplexes Bouquet, bestehend aus reifen Traubenaromen, Eichen und einem Anflug Brandy. Ein wahrer Port ist ein Wein mit einer hohen Kosistenz, mit vollem Geschmack, perfekt ausbalanciert mit einem leicht trockenen Abgang. Die grossartige Länge der komplexen Aromen betonen die Integration von Frucht und Eiche.
Readers can take their pick but the difference in price might ensure that the Grandfather Tawny Liqueur is the way to go. Amazingly rich and honeyed with hints of figs prunes caramel and toffee it is a gorgeous brilliantly made fortified wine composed of Shiraz and Mourvedre. This brilliant fortified is remarkably light on its feet given its massive richness. Thank good winemaking great natural extract and zesty acidity for keeping this wine fresh in spite of its huge residual sweetness and power. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Penfolds Grandfather Fine Old Liqueur Tawny 750ml
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Penfolds Grandfather Fine Old Tawny 750ml
Readers can take their pick but the difference in price might ensure that the Grandfather Tawny Liqueur is the way to go. Amazingly rich and honeyed with hints of figs prunes caramel and toffee it is a gorgeous brilliantly made fortified wine composed of Shiraz and Mourvedre. This brilliant fortified is remarkably light on its feet given its massive richness. Thank good winemaking great natural extract and zesty acidity for keeping this wine fresh in spite of its huge residual sweetness
Rhone style varieties. Sublime! Very old fortified wine. Green rim. Seamless wine with lovely nutty complexity. Caramel nuts toffee. Delicious long supremely drinkable. 20-25 years age. Bob Campbell MW.
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<p>Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny is batch-aged in old oak hogsheads for approximately eight years. After this stage it enters the six-stack ‘Grandfather Solera’, a fractional blending system utilised to maintain consistency in style. Grandfather Rare Tawny, with an average age in excess of fifteen years, has a dense, tawny color, with rich, nutty aromas and extraordinary intensity on the palate.</p>
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