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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Yalumba Antique Reserve Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
Yalumba Antique Reserve Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
(search item no. 15677)
green wine
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's 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 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.

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About Yalumba:

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 Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.