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Grandfather Rare Tawny Gift Box

Penfolds

Grandfather Rare Tawny Gift Box

Penfolds

Grandfather Rare Tawny Gift Box

750 mL
£64.00
6 x 750 mL
£384.00

Overview

Overview

The Grandfather name dates back to 1915, when an oak cask containing the finest blend of available Tawny material was set aside for the exclusive use of the Penfold family. This wine was known as The Grandfather due to the age of the oldest Tawny in the blend. With each vintage varietal batches are selected for Grandfather. These batches are individually aged in seasoned old oak casks before being blended together at 14 years of age. This blend is then introduced into the ‘Grandfather Solera’. This Solera consists of six stages that are designed to fully integrate all components offering consistency and freshness with a final minimum average blended age of 20 years.

Beautifully presented in an exquisite gift box featuring a Penfolds stopper and certificate of authenticity, Grandfather Rare Tawny is a highly coveted gift for life’s special milestones.

Varietal Tawny Port
Vintage Non Vintage
Country Australia
Region Multi-Region Blend
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 19.5%
Peak Drinking Now
Winemaker The Penfolds Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

Gold Medal 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold Medal 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold Medal 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold Medal 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold Medal 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Gold Medal Brisbane Wine Show
Trophy 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Intense raisin fruits, fruitcake, liquorice, roasted walnuts all integrated together seamlessly with a freshness contradicting age.

Flavours and Palate

Classical Penfolds fruitcake, liquorice and vanillin oak flavours with a sweet full and round mid-palate, and a finish that persists on and on.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Map of South Australia

South Australia

Home to the oldest vines in the country, and no less than 18 wine growing regions, South Australia accounts for almost 50% of Australia’s wine production. The Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Coonawarra are well known for their world class reds, with Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley and Eden Valley praised for their exceptional Chardonnay and Riesling.

Vintage Conditions

As Grandfather is matured utilising a Solera system all vintages introduced into the system are retained forever. This system of maturation ensures freshness, consistency of quality and style is sustained over the decades. The Solera currently contains vintages from 1960 to 2004. Including some 44 individual vintages in the Solera is testament to the complexity and age yet also highlights the importance of freshness and fruit.

Winemaker team portrait

The Penfolds Team

Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.

Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.