The Great Grandfather Rare Tawny was created in 1994 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Penfolds. It is a special blend sourced from the Grandfather Solera (that has an average age above 20 years) which is given additional old oak maturation. In addition selected batches from the Grandfather stocks that are of exceptional quality are identified and allowed to age separately before being considered for blending into the Great Grandfather final blend.
High quality blending stock has been lovingly matured in small oak casks, and creates a wine of immense complexity and depth.
After an initial launch of 1994 bottles to commemorate the year of its inaugural release, Great Grandfather is only ever released in limited numbers to ensure the age and quality of the style is never compromised. With a core varietal selection of Mourvedre, Shiraz, Cabernet and Grenache (but not limited to these varieties), Great Grandfather Rare Tawny sources fruit from vineyards specifically selected for fortified wine production.
Penfolds uses a low strength fortifying spirit which is selected specifically for the Penfolds style. This spirit accentuates primary fruit character and adds additional complexity and seamless integration.
With an average age above 30 years, Penfolds Great Grandfather Rare Tawny delivers a beguiling mix of structure, strength and length with each and every sip.
Sweet - luscious, decadent, medium to full-bodied
The palate clearly demonstrates its great age and quality with incredible intensity of flavour, viscosity and length matched to elegance and finesse. The wine has a perfect harmony of rich developed fruit flavours, aged rancio complexity and a slightly drying finish.
Roast beef, charcuterie platters and strong farmhouse cheeses or desserts
This product is from an eco-winery - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility
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