The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel & a touch of nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich & vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee & walnuts framed by smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish.
The Club styles use a modified Solera System for early release with an average age of around three years. The Riverland and the Barossa Valley are the principal sources of Penfolds Tawny fruit and the Club Tawny in particular has a significant Riverland component.
From the Winery
Penfold’s Club Tawny began its life in the 1940s as Penfolds Five Star Club Tawny Port, however the term ‘port’ is no longer used by Penfolds, in accordance with international standards and trade agreements.
The choice of fortification spirit is an important one. The style and quality of spirit, which add complexity and mouth-weight, can have regional differences. Penfolds uses two different spirit types, both of which have a similar character: rich, full and oily, varying only in the level of intensity. The primary function of the spirit is to accentuate primary fruit qualities and add initial complexity. In the case of Penfolds Club Tawny, the spirit chosen is lighter in intensity, allowing the primary fruit qualities to shine through.
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WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: South East Australia
Winemaker: Peter Gago
Drink now until: Midnight
Alc/Vol: 17.5 %
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