Yalumba Antique Tawny Museum Reserve NV

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Samuel Smith, founder of Yalumba, first began making wines at his Angaston winery almost 150 years ago and the production of fortified wines has long been part of that history. Today, Yalumba maintains its reputation for premium quality fortified wines by occasionally releasing very small parcels of show reserve stocks. This outstanding old dessert wine is deep tawny in colour, with an aroma of wood aged rancio, elegant brandy spirit and hints of dried fruits and spices. The palate has a firm rich texture, with chocolate and caramel flavours and a persistent aftertaste of nuts and rancio characters.

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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less
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Member Reviews for Yalumba Antique Tawny Museum Reserve

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Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
4.00 5
04/16/2009

My husband and I are kind of picky about port, and we love this one! we keep it in stock for guests after dinner, etc. It's on the mellow side, rather than spicy or citrusy.


Snooth User: cfalls
11294131
3.50 5
12/28/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Yalumba Antique Tawny Museum Reserve

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Yalumba is a fabulous source of antique fortifieds that often sell for a song. The extraordinary non-vintage Museum Release Antique Tawny exhibits a medium amber color along with notes of prunes, sweet berries, raisins, spice, and jammy, overripe strawberries. Believed to be from a 20-year-old solera, it is delicious, but unlikely to improve. None of these Australian fortifieds improve in the bottle, but they rarely change and can be kept for a long time. Once opened, they should be consumed within 4-7 days.(Wine Advocate)


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/26/2007

With an average age of 15 years, Yaluma's Antique Tawny is produced from the finest barrels. Intense wood aging gives the bouquet flavors of mocha, caramel and dried figs. Elegant dry finish.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Comes across as slightly spirity on the nose, with a pronounced nutty character that persists throughout, but which is balanced by layers of dark toffee, molasses and date-like fruit on the palate. This is rich and sweet, with great intensity on the ... Wine Enthusiast. A Port wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Yalumba Tawny Port 21 Year Old 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/09/2012

A Port wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Yalumba Tawny Port 21 Year Old 375ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2012

Rich, dark and unctuous, its layers of crème brûlée, walnut, hazelnut and coffee mingling easily against lovely hints of molasses. The finish brings it all together harmoniously, and lingers beautifully. Drink now. 50 cases imported. -Harvey Steiman Wine Spectator. A Port wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Yalumba Tawny Port 21 Year Old 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/15/2012

The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve 21 Years Old Antique Tawny notches up the power and concentration. Amber brown it has a fragrant perfume of figs, dates, molasses, and assorted candied fruits. It has exceptional length and balancing acidity. Drink thes... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Port wine from South Australia in Australia. N.V. Yalumba Tawny Port 21 Year Old 375ml


External Review
07/02/2008

A superb value Tawny Port from Australia.


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Samuel Smith, founder of Yalumba, first began making wines at his Angaston winery almost 150 years ago and the production of fortified wines has long been part of that history. Today, Yalumba maintains its reputation for premium quality fortified wines by occasionally releasing very small parcels of show reserve stocks. This outstanding old dessert wine is deep tawny in colour, with an aroma of wood aged rancio, elegant brandy spirit and hints of dried fruits and spices. The palate has a firm rich texture, with chocolate and caramel flavours and a persistent aftertaste of nuts and rancio characters.

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