Deep amber in colour with hints of yellow and green at the edge. The nose is fragrant and complex, displaying toasted nuts, chocolate, raisin plum fruits, clove spice and aniseed. On the palate, this wine has incredible rich liqueur raisin characters like that of a Christmas fruit cake. An exceptional round mid palate and fine tannins, finishes with a lusciousness that lingers long after consumption. This wine will cellar for many years to come and is best consumed within ten years to retain its complex rancio freshness.
Awards and Accolades
93 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Minimum average age 10 years. Good colour; a very rich tawny style, primarily luscious, but with enough rancio bite to stop it cloying; a very good all-purpose tawny of genuine quality."
From the Winery
A blend of multiple varieties – including but not limited to – Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Cabernet. A specifically selected ex-still fortifying spirit that contributes and enhances the finer varietal flavours and structure while lifting and enhancing the age complexity. Traditionally sourced between 78 and 85%v/v the key element of the spirit is its ability to fully integrate quickly and be soft and round without any hot or aggressive elements.
Each blend of Penfolds Father Grand Tawny is crafted utilising many vintages and varieties, capturing the best attributes of each to ensure a consistent and complex wine. On average a blend of Father Grand Tawny utilises some 15 different vintages. This ensures the individual vintage nuances are combined to create a consistent Tawny year after year.
Individual varietal components from each vintage allocation are aged separately in seasoned old oak casks. Many of these casks have been used for maturation of fortified for many decades and have been specifically selected for this wine to ensure the development and characters are consistent and true to the house and Tawny style. While some of these casks can be in excess of 70 years old, they may have only matured as few as six to eight different components over that time.
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WBW Rating: 94/100
Closure: Cork Stopper
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Peter Gago
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 18.5 %
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