Yalumba Antique Tawny Port NV - 375ml

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93pts Vinous

Dark amber. Nutty, tangy and fresh on the nose, with exotic aromas of candied orange, toffee, cherry pit and raspberry. Wild, exotic and compelling; a riot of sweet, nutty fruit flavors in conjunction with a viscous texture. The finish is enlivened by refreshing acids. This is really suave.

92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Non-Vintage Museum Reserve Antique Tawny is medium amber-colored with aromas of ginger, figs and dates. Intense, ripe, and very sweet, it will finish off your meal in style

92pts Wine Enthusiast

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 finish.

91pts Wine Spectator

Dark and smoky, sweet but not syrupy, this features coffee, chocolate, walnut and hazelnut flavors that linger effortlessly. Touriga, Muscadelle, Tinta Molle, Tinta Cão, Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported.

91pts Decanter

Weighty and raisiny, but elegant and rounded, showing a dense structure home to caramel, dried fruit and aniseed.

 

Winemaker Notes

Four decades ago my father Wyndham initiated the practice of putting aside a few barrels of each years production of our deluxe tawny ports. Known in the cellar as "Antique Tawny", these wines are left to quietly mature in various corners of our marble cellars. During this ageing process, evaporation (known as the "Angels Share") occurs at between 2.5% and 4.5% each and every year. Our master port blender, David Doc Zimmermann, then painstakingly assembles a wine with an average age of over 15 years - rich and concentrated, it is an important part of Australia's wine heritage.

Deep tawny with green tinges around the edges indicating prolonged aging in wood. Intense wood aged rancio featuring dried fruits, chocolate, and caramel. Elegant brandy spirit adds sweet vanillin and oak complexity. Rich and soft in the middle. Complex rancio flavors with a persistent nutty caramel aftertaste. Fine spirit characters balance the sweetness producing an elegant drying finish.

 

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