Yalumba Antique Reserve Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
Port from Barossa Valley, Australia
Alcohol By Volume: 19.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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 Australias wine heritage.
COLOUR: Deep tawny with green tinges around the edges indicating prolonged aging in wood.
BOUQUET: Intense wood aged rancio featuring dried fruits, chocolate and caramel. Elegant brandy spirit adds sweet vanillin and oak complexity.
PALATE: Rich and soft in the middle. Complex rancio flavours with persistent nutty caramel aftertaste. Fine spirit characters balance the sweetness producing an elegant drying finish.
"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"
The Wine Advocate
"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."
"Burnt orange with a yellow rim. Aromas of spices, grilled nuts, orange peel and musky earth evoke Tokaji. Firm and dry-edged in the mouth, with focused apricot pit and walnut flavors. The long, mineral-inflected finish is dry and bracing."
International Wine Cellar
I have had many ports, and love the stuff. One day following a hike in Yosemite I stopped in at the hotel bar and got the port sampler. This one blew me away! It's rich and has a little tang to it. This stuff is the most incredible port ever.
Yalumba's antique tawny is a terrific value. It's got everything a classic top-flight tawny's got except the high price. Yalumba got this one right! Re-purchased and is highly recommended! Although not from Portugal, this can be called a port anytime the snobs aren't listening. Check out our other reviews at blog.vinoduo.com
This little gem from Australia has as gloriously rich palate of sweet spice and caramelized toffee offset by a drying finish and nutty complexity. Perfect way to end a meal! Over delivers on value.
Smoky and smooth with oaky flavor highlighted with blasts of dried fruit (raisins, dates). It floats in my mouth, it is a gutsy, billowy smooth Australian port with a fantastic aftertaste. A perfect sipping wine and a wonderful nightcap.
Smells and tastes like sweet Brandy. The fig, raisin and caramelToffee are very light.
Very impressed with the smoothness and finish of this value priced port. Will definitely purchase again.
Beautiful nose of cloves, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Favor is rich and full with mellow fruits, caramel, toffee and hints of spice. This port easily stands its own against 20 year tawnys. A must try for any port-lover!
Clean on the palate, undernote of flowers and rounded by aged oak this offering from the Barossa represents a great example of the art.
Nose of raisins, molasses, allspice. Thick and heavy on the palate with raisin, honey, brown sugar. A little short on the finish
Expected more based RP ratings; too sweet and too much caramel flavor overpowering everything
Smells like varnish - taste like cough syrup. Must be me but I am 0 for two on ports.
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Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the...
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The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley.
Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...
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Learn About Port
Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts,
which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its
home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape
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