Penfolds Old Empire Tawny Port 1982

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In 1844 Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the slopes of Magill to produce fortified wines. PENFOLDS is now proud to present a range of fortified wines that is a continuation of over 160 years of winemaking tradition and represents the finest collection of wines of this style in Australia. For over 60 years PENFOLDS Club has been Australias favourite choice of Tawny. Beginning life as PENFOLDS Five Star Club Tawny in the 1940s, this wine has grown with this nation. Now Australias number one bottle fortified wine, PENFOLDS Club continues to offer the same quality and value for money as always. Tasting Notes: A mber-brown with a dark red rim. The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and a touch of nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich and vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee and walnuts framed by smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish.

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  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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Vintage: 1956 08/08/2010

In 1844 Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the slopes of Magill to produce fortified wines. PENFOLDS is now proud to present a range of fortified wines that is a continuation of over 160 years of winemaking tradition and represents the finest collection of wines of this style in Australia. For over 60 years PENFOLDS Club has been Australias favourite choice of Tawny. Beginning life as PENFOLDS Five Star Club Tawny in the 1940s, this wine has grown with this nation. Now Australias number one bottle fortified wine, PENFOLDS Club continues to offer the same quality and value for money as always. Tasting Notes: A mber-brown with a dark red rim. The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and a touch of nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich and vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee and walnuts framed by smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish.


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Vintage: NV 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting notesmber-brown with a dark red rim. The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and a touch of nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich and vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee and walnuts framed by smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish.



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