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Rare – Allen’s Tawny (375ml)

A traditional Australian Tawny – over 50 years old!

$80.00 CELLAR CLUB
$72.00

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

Deep tawny brown with an aged brick hue. Lifted, sweet rancio characters showing extended wood age underpinned by toffee and ripe, complex fruit.

Wine Making

A totally unique fortified red wine style that owes its character to over 50 years aging in old oak, through hot summers and cold winters, resulting in intense concentration of sweet fruit, dusty oak, secondary and tertiary development and rich rancio character. Family legend has it that this wine dates from the late 1930’s, was blended in the 1940’s, and sat on Muscat skins in the 1950’s. As Allen Duncan Campbells gift to future generations, we carefully monitor this cask stored in the rafters of the original cellar, before bottling just a few dozen each year.

Cellaring

Aged in century old oak prior to bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. To fully appreciate the rich complexity of this unique wine we recommend enjoying it on its own, or with a rich complex cheese platter.

Technical

The Grapes: The original blend is lost in the mists of time, never to be repeated, but based on Shiraz with other traditional Rutherglen red varieties, it was held on later vintage Muscat skins for even greater complexity.
Alcohol: 18.5%

Deep tawny brown with an aged brick hue. Lifted, sweet rancio characters showing extended wood age underpinned by toffee and ripe, complex fruit.

Palate:

The palate opens with sweet ripe plummy fruit, the mid plate chimes in with intense layers of integrated plums, prunes, dates and walnuts supported and framed by soft tannins and fine, smooth spirit. The concentration of flavours imparted by 50+ years maturation in old oak casks leads onto an intens
A totally unique fortified red wine style that owes its character to over 50 years aging in old oak, through hot summers and cold winters, resulting in intense concentration of sweet fruit, dusty oak, secondary and tertiary development and rich rancio character. Family legend has it that this wine dates from the late 1930’s, was blended in the 1940’s, and sat on Muscat skins in the 1950’s. As Allen Duncan Campbells gift to future generations, we carefully monitor this cask stored in the rafters of the original cellar, before bottling just a few dozen each year.
Aged in century old oak prior to bottling, this wine will not improve with further cellaring and should ideally be enjoyed soon after opening. To fully appreciate the rich complexity of this unique wine we recommend enjoying it on its own, or with a rich complex cheese platter.
The Grapes: The original blend is lost in the mists of time, never to be repeated, but based on Shiraz with other traditional Rutherglen red varieties, it was held on later vintage Muscat skins for even greater complexity.
Alcohol: 18.5%
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