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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
d'Arenberg Daddy Long Legs Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
d'Arenberg Daddy Long Legs Tawny Port (375ML half-bottle)
(search item no. 101660)
green wine
collectible wine
green wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $249.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is extremely old and exemplifies a classic Australian style. The color is of an aged wine with a soft tan appearance and tinges of green towards the edge. There is a huge array of characters in this fortified ranging from walnuts, dried raisins, caramels, toffee, molasses, caramelized cumquats and lime, melted butter and after a moment aromas of beef stock, dusty hessian, and dried herbs appear. Overall the aroma has amazing concentration. The palate has superb intensity and is fresh with flavors of baked figs, butterscotch, toffee and dried fruits such as pear and nectarine. As it opens more and more characters appear balanced with great rolling rancio length from the time spent in barrel.
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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.