NV Penfolds Grandfather Fine Old Tawny Port
Port - 750ML

  • JH 97
  • BC 94
  • WA 92
  • WS 91

Reg: $79.94

$69.94

This product is
out of stock

Reg: $79.94

$69.94

This product is
out of stock

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JH 97
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2012
Fully aged but bright tawny; the very complex Xmas cake bouquet has all manner of Asian spices asking to he heard; he palate is very luscious yet magically made elegant by its burnt sugar acidity.
BC 94
Bob Campbell - MW Bob Campbell, February 2013
Rhone style varieties. Sublime! Very old fortified wine. Green rim. Seamless wine with lovely nutty complexity. Caramel, nuts, toffee. Delicious, long, supremely drinkable. 20-25 years age.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2006
Readers can take their pick but the difference in price might ensure that the Grandfather Tawny Liqueur is the way to go. Amazingly rich and honeyed with hints of figs prunes caramel and toffee it is a gorgeous... Readers can take their pick but the difference in price might ensure that the Grandfather Tawny Liqueur is the way to go. Amazingly rich and honeyed with hints of figs prunes caramel and toffee it is a gorgeous brilliantly made fortified wine composed of Shiraz and Mourvedre. This brilliant fortified is remarkably light on its feet given its massive richness. Thank good winemaking great natural extract and zesty acidity for keeping this wine fresh in spite of its huge residual sweetness and power.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2014
Supple, silky and appealing, offering a refreshing balance of spicy, almond-scented pear fruit. Picks up sandalwood and sassafras notes as the finish lingers. Drink now. — H.S.
Color & Type Port
Varietal Port
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-region Barossa Valley
Vintage NV (non vintage)

Winery

Penfolds

Penfolds is an iconic Australian wine producer established in 1844 when Dr. Christopher Rawson Penfold and his family arrived from England and paid the princely sum of £1,200 for 500 acres of the best land in Magill. He planted French vine cuttings with the intention of producing his own “medicinal tonic” wine.

When he passed away, his wife Mary assumed responsibility for the 60 acres of vines in The Grange Vineyard, which was then producing several varieties. She managed the estate for 25 years, passing it on to her daughter Georgina and son-in-law Thomas Hyland when she retired. The Penfold family continued to operate the business very successfully and retained a controlling interest after the company became public.

Penfolds now has an extensive portfolio that includes the ‘House Style’ collection, numbered-bin releases, special bins, and fortifieds among others. It has played a pivotal role in the evolution of winemaking in Australia and across the world.

Penfolds has earned numerous accolades for its flagship and most iconic wine, Grange, the creation of former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert who aimed to match the finest, aged Bordeaux wines. Initially rejected by Penfolds management, the experiment was kept secret and barrels of wines were hidden behind a fake wall in the tunnels at Magill Estate. With bottle age development, a second tasting was greeted with enthusiasm and production was restarted.

Penfolds vineyards are located primarily in South Australia on prime land throughout the state’s most esteemed viticultural regions. Throughout its history, Penfolds has owned and leased vineyards in addition to sourcing grapes from independent growers. Its grapes are sourced from more than 220 vineyards and grape growers across Australia. This strategy reflects the tradition of multi-vineyard and multi-regional sourcing, first introduced in the 1860s by Mary Penfold, and allows for a consistency of style and quality across vintages, something Penfolds is renowned for.