Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Penfolds glory years throughout the first half of the twentieth crentury were essentially as a producer of fortified wines, excellent new-world Ports that were exported globally, and relied upon for quality and consistency back at home. Penfolds today encapsulates a century and a half of winemaking and embodies the traditions of the toothsome fortified wine in Australia. Beginning life as Five Star Club Tawny in the nineteen forties, Penfolds Club has grown with the nation, and is now Australia's number one bottle fortified wine.
Penfolds have been producing world renowned, fine fortified wines for almost a century before the advent of a shift in winemaking philosophy that would have a profound effect on the Australian wine industry even today. In 1844 Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the slopes of Magill to produce fortified wines. His ambitions have crystallized into a heritage of legendary fortified winemaking into the twenty first century, Penfolds Club has been Australia's favourite choice of Tawny for nearly sixty years. An assemblage of aged Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz components, matured in old small oak casks at the Penfolds Kalimna Tawny Cellar in the Barossa. Alcohol 18.0%
Amber-brown with a dark red rim. The nose is lifted with an attractive mix of dried fruit, vanilla, caramel and a touch of nutty aged rancio complexity. The palate is rich and vibrant displaying ripe spicy fruit, toffee and walnuts framed by smoky oak with a lifted cleansing finish. Penfolds Club continues to offer the same quality and unassailable value year in and year out.