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Yalumba Antique Tawny Museum Reserve[Australia]
Posted by perle0 on 2007-10-07 21:17:45 [Show TN in Text Format]
Wine Name:Antique Tawny Museum Reserve
Region:South Australia
Wine Score:97
Notes:The color is a lovely rich amber brandy-color, similar to a nice strong iced tea. It has a great nose of caramel and toasted almond. The flavor is strong, with the burn of brandy, but sweet, almost a brandy-soaked orange. Hints of raisin. This is a very nice tawny port, perfect for slow sipping by the fire.
Tasting Date:2007-10-07
Production Notes:The original wines made four decades ago were blended from old-vine varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mourv´┐Żdre, and Muscadelle. Since 1985, Portuguese fortified varieties Touriga, Tinta Coa, and Tinta Molle have contributed additional complexity to the blend. Dry-grown vineyards in the warmer sub regions of the Barossa Valley are well suited for their low yield and high ripening potential. The grapes are fermented on skins for several days to extract flavour and body then fortified with brandy spirit. After many years of maturation, a selection of older and younger wines are judiciously blended to produce a complexity and balance of fruit and aged characters. The base blend from which this Antique Tawny is bottled is regularly re-blended to perpetuate the consistency and complexity of this classic tawny style from year to year. (Source: Yalumba.)
Price US$:18.00
Source:Cork & Bottle, Baton Rouge

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