Yalumba 21 Years Old Fine Aged Tawny [500mL] (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 94] [WA 91] [WS 91]

Yalumba 21 Years Old Fine Aged Tawny [500mL]
(Barossa Valley, Australia) - [WE 94] [WA 91] [WS 91]

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WE94 WA91 WS91
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Notes From the Winemaker:
This luscious 21 Year Old Tawny is made from old vine varieties including Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre and Muscadelle. The grapes were fermented on skins for several days then fortified with fine brandy spirit, distilled through Yalumba's very own still. During the ageing process, between 2-3% of the wine will evaporate each year, also known as the angel's share. Combined with maturation over 21 years, the resultant wines are rich and concentrated, and meticulously blended to produce this aged tawny.

Tasting Notes:
A deep tawny in color with a distinctive yellow-green edge indicating extended wood maturation. The aroma is multi-layered with intense raisin fruits, fruitcake, anise, roasted nuts and caramelized toffee, all seamlessly wound together. The palate is richly flavored, sweet, round and luscious, revealing dried fruits and caramelized toffee with a persistent lingering finish.

Drink now, served alongside a rich chocolate lava cake or salted caramel slice.

Technical Data:
pH: 3.44
TOTAL S02: 68 mg/L
ALC/VOL: 20%
OAK DETAILS: Matured in various old French and American hogsheads, barriques and quarter casks.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Fortified wines have an important place in Yalumba's history. Their three barrel-age Tawnies are beautiful time capsules of a bygone era. The youngest, an average of 21 years old, is the color of an autumn sunset. It's reminiscent of fall on the nose as well: crisp leaves on a forest floor; shriveled apricots still on the tree; a whiff of campfire smoke in the distance; freshly shelled walnuts; and an underlying toffee and burnt sugar character. It coats the mouth lusciously, but its richness is lifted by the alcohol and acidity, and it's begging to be sipped with spiced apple walnut cake." - Christina Pickard (4/1/2020) 

91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A blend of Barossa tawnies averaging 21 years of age, the NV Aged Tawny 21 Years Old is mostly red varieties, like Grenache and Mataro, but could contain others as well, including whites like Muscadelle. This is sweet and rich, full-bodied and imbued with scents and flavors of golden raisins but balanced by bright notes of orange peel and made complex through the inclusion of walnuts and a touch of rancio. This is the sort of wine that will live forever if properly stored, and even for several weeks after being opened." - Joe Czerwinski (11th Jun 2019)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Rich and unctuous, showing off an appealing edge of brown sugar and Bourbon to the sticky toffee pudding flavors at the core. Details of nutmeg, tobacco and orange zest emerge on the warm finish. Drink now through 2035. 200 cases made, 50 cases imported." - MW