Penfolds, Father Grand Tawny, South Australia, Australia
(at Menier Penthouse, London, 16 Oct 2023)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2025
We're not in the Douro here, but in South Australia. Penfolds has been producing fortified wines since 1844, and this bottling is a tribute to its 170 years of winemaking excellence. It's a stunning fortified wine made from Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are aged separately in small oak casks before being blended, achieving a minimum average blended age of 10 years, but with some components ageing for far longer. It's complex and delicious, with a depth of raisined fruit, dried orange, chocolate, and a nuttiness from the oak ageing. A real Christmas treat, and one to enjoy with a festive cheese board.
Father Grand Tawny
Syrah / Shiraz