Yalumba 50 Year Tawny Port (half-bottle)

Port from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 24955
  • RP96

Winemaker's Notes

This tawny represents the very finest and oldest ever released from our reserved stocks of showcase wines. Our best tawnies have always been retained for exhibiting in Australian National Wine Shows, regularly being awarded medals and trophies. For the first time, a very small parcel is being released to reflect Yalumbas heritage and commitment to preserving the history of this era.

The core of this wine possibly originates from the 30s, being made from varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Dolcetto, Mourvédre and Muscadelle, then fortified with fine pot-still brandy produced in Yalumbas very own still. The wines have been matured in various old oak casks ranging from quarter casks to puncheons. During this time, evaporation between 2-4% each year has resulted in a rich and concentrated wine, with around 85% of the original wine evaporating, coined the "angels share". Over the years, it has been regularly reblended with Amontillados to counteract the concentration of sugars and maintain the characteristic drying finish of this classic tawny style. This has resulted in a current average age of over 50 years.

Deep golden tawny with pronounced green edges indicating exceptional wood age.

Burnt caramel and spices with lifted etheral aromas contribute to the pungent rancio character developed from many years of maturation in small wood. Intense rancio complexity from immense concentration of flavour imparting a firm, tangy richness to the middle. The aftertaste lingers incessantly with a complexity of honey, toffee and caramel flavours.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium brown colored with a slightly green rim, the NV Museum Reserve 50 years Old Tawny Port presents a fragrant earthy character on the nose with notes of earth, old barn planks and underbrush over roasted brazil nuts, praline, treacle, baklava, and cassia. Not overly sweet and with very crisp acid it has lots of complex layers, finishing long and nutty. Love it. It’s designed to drink now."
96 Points

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